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Jerry Kent Carr, 65
LEBANON -- Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, May 5 at Immanuel Baptist Church for Mr. Carr, 65, of Lebanon.
A member of Immanuel Baptist Church and the son of the late Vincent and Ethel Waybright Carr, he died Monday, May 2, 2011.
Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.
Services will be conducted by Bro. Carl Sherman, Bro. John Hunn and Bro. Carl Jones. Interment will follow at Bartons Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include: wife Marilyn Carr of Lebanon; and children Mark (Felicia) Carr and Steve (Robin) Carr -- all of Lebanon; Angie (Nate) Strum of Longwood, FL and step-sons Andy (Tracey) Bond of Mt. Juliet and Tim Bond of Nashville.
Also surviving: siblings Keith (Janet) Carr of French Creek, WV and Carol (Carl) Sherman of Pineville, NC; grandchildren Brandi Carr, Cameron Carr, Madalyn Carr and Carrlee Crocker as well as several nieces and nephews.
Active pallbearers:  Raymond Lea, Howard Wrye, Charlie Bissinger, Bobby Joe Reed, Eric Sherman and Nate Strum. Honorary: Charles Coffee, Ted Hammon, Kenneth Cunningham, Dr. Wayne Johnson, Randy Johnson, Paul VanHook, Eddie Reed and Charlie Wix.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet.
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Clinton Ray Harkey, 76
ALBEMARLE, NC -- Funeral services have been scheduled Saturday, May 7 at the Hartsell Funeral Home in Albemarle, NC for Mr. Harkey, 76, of Brush Creek.
Formerly of Locust, NC, the US Army veteran passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at Alive Hospice in Nashville.
Born April 22, 1935, in Stanley County, NC, he was the son of the late Daniel and Dora Bell Burris Harkey.
A member of Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church in Locust, NC, he and his wife moved to Middle Tennessee after he retired from Enterprise Rendering Co. in Oakboro, NC to be near his only daughter and grandchildren.
He worked part-time for Mueller Industries in Carthage and attended the Lebanon First Presbyterian Church for the past 11 years.
Interment will be in the Ridgecrest Presbyterian Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home, Lebanon, Wednesday between the hours of 3-7 p.m.
Survivors include: his wife of 56 years Aileen Lambert Harkey; daughter Tammy Harkey Cagle of Antioch; grandchildren Wesley and Courtney Cagle of Antioch; sisters Shirley Paige of Locust, NC, Beulah Sides of Albemarle, NC and Frances Tucker of Lakeland, FL; brothers Junior Harkey of Concord, NC, Grady Harkey of Albemarle, NC and Bill Harkey of Evington, VA.
He was preceded in death by brothers Fred and Theodore Harkey.
The family requests in lieu of flowers memorials be made to Alive Hospice or the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home, Lebanon.
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Services set Friday, May 6 for Eddie L. Sellars, 67

LONGTIME FITNESS ADVOCATE

Funeral services have been scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, May 6 at the Mt. Juliet Worship Center, 495 Mt. Juliet Rd. for Mr. Eddie Lee Sellars, Sr., 67, of Old Hickory.

A native of Wilson County and one of the all-time great football players at Lebanon High, Mr. Sellars died Tuesday, May 3, 2011 following an extended battle with cancer.

Mr. Sellars made health and physical conditioning his life’s work – having been affiliated with the fitness industry for 50 years. He was the owner of Nashville’s Hermitage Fitness Center, recently celebrating 23 years of business. Prior to opening his Hermitage center, Mr. Sellars was the former owner of Lebanon’s Grecian Health and Fitness Center, the Donelson Health Club and the Nashville Downtown Athletic Club.

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TranSouth All-Conference baseball

TOURNAMENT OPENS MONDAY

JACKSON -– The 2011 TranSouth Conference baseball postseason awards have been released. Martin Methodist College senior Travis Garcia has been selected as the TranSouth Player of the Year. Trevecca Nazarene University head coach Jonathan Burton earns the TranSouth Coach of the Year.

Garcia, a 5-foot-11 senior from Nolensville, started at third base for the RedHawks and was also a starting pitcher. Garcia was named to the first team all-conference list as a third baseman and was voted second team all-conference as a starting pitcher. Garcia hit .399 with 29 RBI and four home runs this season, while also posting a 6-2 record with a 3.21 ERA in 11 starts on the mound.

Burton, in his third season as head coach of the Trojans, takes home his first coach of the year honor. Burton led the Trojans to a 34-20 overall record and an 18-6 conference record. His team is the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament after finishing seventh last season and not qualifying for the tournament.

The TranSouth Rawlings Gold Glove Team will be announced on Monday, May 2.

The 2011 TranSouth Baseball Tournament will be played at Fesmire Field on the campus of Union University in Jackson May 2-5.

2011 TranSouth Baseball All-Conference Awards
Player of the Year: Travis Garcia, Martin Methodist College
Coach of the Year: Jonathan Burton, Trevecca Nazarene University
Regular Season Champion: Cumberland University

First Team All-Conference
Catcher:  David Fanshawe, Cumberland

Catcher:  Doug Joyce, Union
First Base:  Mitch McClay, Trevecca
Second Base:  Tommy Crews, Cumberland
Third Base:  Travis Garcia, Martin Methodist
Shortstop:  Craig Massey, Bethel
Extra Infielder: Chad Reynolds, Trevecca
Outfield:  Chris Cain, Bethel
Outfield:  Cory Farris, Cumberland
Outfield:  Jordan Foreman, Trevecca
Outfield:  Matt Tidwell, Trevecca
Designated Hitter:  Mike Mandarino, Cumberland
Starting Pitcher:  Jared Davis, Union
Starting Pitcher:  Will Locante, Cumberland
Starting Pitcher:  Jeremey Stack, Union
Starting Pitcher:  Aaron Wilkerson, Cumberland
Relief Pitcher:  Dylan Kuhn, Trevecca

Second Team All-Conference
Catcher:  Leamond Arthur, Freed-Hardeman
Catcher:  Kyle Kallsnick, Lyon
First Base:  Greg Appleton, Cumberland
Second Base:  Cody Crocker, Bethel
Third Base:  Cole McAdams, Union
Third Base:  TJ Murphy, Cumberland
Shortstop:  Tommy Winegardner, Cumberland
Extra Infielder: Celtic Rush, Bethel
Outfield:  Tony Allen, Martin Methodist
Outfield:  Michael Armenteros, Lyon
Outfield:  Seth Kennedy, Blue Mountain
Outfield:  Nathan Lawrence, Mid-Continent
Outfield:  Jay Lowery, Bethel
Designated Hitter:   Jordan Stack, Bethel
Starting Pitcher:  Travis Garcia, Martin Methodist
Starting Pitcher:  Josh McNatt, Lyon
Starting Pitcher:  Craig Stem, Trevecca
Starting Pitcher:  Joey Wilder, Bethel
Relief Pitcher:  Hunter Burge, Mid-Continent

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Thursday night softball action

Lebanon 6, Wilson Central 5
LEBANON -- Paige Sellars drilled a two-out single in the bottom of the seventh to lift Lebanon to a 6-5 softball win over Wilson Central Thursday at Baird Park.
The win lifted LHS to 15-14 overall and 4-5 in District 9AAA while Central slipped to 17-14-1 and 6-2 in league play.
Kelci Swafford had a three-run homer in the third for the Lady Wildcats, her third of the season.
Soph Beth Swartwout went the distance for LHS, scattering eight hits.
Sidney Smith (11-7) took the loss for Central.
Lebanon will be back in action Friday at 5 p.m. as Gallatin comes to Baird Park for a 9AAA contest. Lebanon will celebrate Senior Night following the game.

Ezell-Harding 10, MJCA 3
ANTIOCH -- Mt. Juliet Christian Academy slipped to 14-5 overall and 8-5 in the East-Middle region Thursday with a 10-3 loss at Ezell-Harding.
Emily Threadgill took the loss for the Lady Saints, allowing 10 hits and striking out two.
Shelby  Leech and Threadgill each had two hits in the loss.

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Prep baseball from Thursday

Wilson Central 2, Mt. Juliet 1
GLADEVILLE -- Wilson Central improved to 5-3 in District 9AAA with a narrow 2-1 baseball victory over Mt. Juliet High Thursday night.
Devin Fish scored from third on a seventh inning error to hand the win to the Wildcats -- who stand 16-13 headed into tonight's 7 p.m. rematch in Mt. Juliet.ethan Nehus went the distance for Central, picking up the win. He scattered four hits and struck out eight batter.
Kyle Smith took the loss for the Bears, allowing just three hits and striking out 11.

FCS 9, Trousdale Co. 7
LEBANON -- Cale Mitchell slugged a two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh to lift Friendship Christian to a 9-7 win over visiting Trousdale County High Thursday night.
The win was the ninth in a row for the Commanders, who improved to 15-7 overall and 7-1 in District 8A.
TCHS scored six runs in the top of the second to go ahead 7-1, only to see the Commanders chip away at the lead.
Sophomore Caleb Snider (3-0) picked up the win in relief.
FCS returns to action tonight for a 6:30 p.m. game vs. Macon County.

TONIGHT -- Lebanon will visit Portland for a 7 p.m. game, then will host Station Camp Saturday in a 12 Noon game at Veterans Field.

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CU clinches TSAC title

LEBANON -- Cumberland University's No. 5-ranked baseball team wrapped up the TranSouth Conference regular season championship Thursday with a doubleheader sweep over Mid-Continent at Stockton Field.

Winning 4-3 in the opener and 3-2 in the nightcap, coupled with Union's 7-3 victory over Trevecca, handed the title to Coach Woody Hunt's Bulldogs.

"We've been through a lot as a team," Hunt said, "our guys kept battling, managed to find ways to win. We hope we've got many more games to play."

Third baseman TJ Murphy hit a pair of two-run home runs, one in each game, to lead Cumberland's offense.

CU (41-12, 19-4 TranSouth) will close out the regular season with the final game of the series against the Cougars at 2 p.m. Friday.

Centerfielder "Boo" Butler, who was named the Music City Star of the Game, capped a 3-for-3 opening game with a sixth-inning, two-out double to left, scoring Daniel Harrison from second for the game-winner.

The late-inning heroics by Butler helped give Bulldog ace Aaron Wilkerson his 11th win in as many starts this season. The Waco, Texas, native worked around four hits and three walks, while striking out nine to pick up his 25th straight decision. One of the walks came in the seventh inning, but Wilkerson got Trevor Buford to line into a game-ending double play.

The second game of the doubleheader started just like the first with Appleton singling to left field before Murphy sent a home run to right field.

Locante kept the Cougars hitless for 4 2/3 innings before back-to-back singles plated two unearned runs. Buford led off the fifth with a grounder to Tommy Crews, who lost the ball on the transfer from his glove. A walk and a sacrifice bunt put two runners in scoring position with one out before Locante struck out Daniel Edwards. Nathan Lawrence and Adam Connor then produced the only two Mid-Continent hits of the contest, knotting the game at 2-2.

Crews hit a one-out single in the bottom of the seventh, ending a stretch of 13 straight batters retired by Tyler Hall. Fanshawe followed with a single through the right side, forcing Mid-Continent to go to the bullpen. Hunter Burge got Jesse Bowman swinging before Butler drew a walk to load the bases for Appleton, who also took a walk to bring the game-winning run home.

Locante (7-2) struck out six and worked around seven walks to earn the victory.

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Services held for noted educator Sue Comer

LEBANON -- A celebration of life was held for noted Wilson County educator Sue Trice Comer, 81, Sunday afternoon, May 1 at Sellars Funeral Home. She died Thursday, April 28, 2011 following an extended illness.

Mrs. Comer was born March 27, 1930 in Lebanon to Roy and Mary Lou Bradley Trice. She received her education at George Peabody College for Teachers and Middle Tennessee State University. She began her teaching career at Lebanon High School where she taught for 33 years.

She continued her career as a teacher at the Wilson County Adult High School and substituted at LHS and Southside Elementary School. She was a member of Rocky Valley Baptist Church.

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Martha Joyce Cummings, 65
MT. JULIET -- Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, April 29 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt Juliet for Mrs. Cummings, 65 of Nashville.
She passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at her residence.
Visitation will be Friday, from 12-2 pm.
Interment will follow the service at Mt Juliet Memorial Gardens
Survivors include: husband Robert Cummings; daughters Lana Sullins, Brook McFaddin and Dawn Kamm; brothers Glenn, Dwight and Dale; sisters Annette, Barbara, Loretta and Faye; and grandchildren Richard Sullins, Brandon Sullins, Aiden Cummings, Cheyenne Henderson, Aaron Kamm, Shelby Kamm, Shane Kamm and Bobby Kamm. Mrs. Cummings is also survived by three great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Cummings was preceded in death by her parents, Hershel and Vola Thompson Vaughn; one brother and one sister.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt Juliet.
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Donna Kay Gregory, 51
MT. JULIET -- Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, April 29 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Ms. Gregory, 51, of Guthrie, KY.
Mrs. Gregory died Tuesday, April 26, 2011.
Visitation will be Friday 11 a.m. until service time.
Interment will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: son Jeremy Gregory; daughter Stacey Jones; father Doug Gregory; sisters Diane Therneau and Debbie Bright as well as several aunts and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Lois Gregory and her grandparents, Louis and Annell Morris.
Active pallbearers will be family and friends.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, Mt. Juliet.
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Lois Stone Johnson, 98
LEBANON -- Funeral services have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, April 29 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Johnson, 98, Of Lebanon.
Retired Commerce Union Bank, she died April 26, 2001 at the Quality Care Nursing Home.
Mrs. Johnson was a member of Barton’s Creek Baptist Church and was active in Eastern Star, White Shrine and Amaranth for many years.
Visitation will be held Friday from 12 Noon until funeral services.
Services will be conducted by Rev. Terry Cathey with interment inthe Barton’s Creek Cemetery.
Survivors include: son Charles Cowan (Johnnie) Johnson; grandchildren, Eric Johnson, Jim (Kim) Johnson, Connie (Jimmy) Hollis, Allen (Holly) Yelton and Angela (Brian) Elder; eight great grandchildren; three great, great grandchildren; brother Harold Bell (Teresa) Stone; half-sister Mary Hill Beehan.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Chester Lee and Estella Brown Stone; husband Cowan Johnson; brother Estill Lee Stone; sister Frances Cochran and half-sister Lucille Hewgley. 
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel, Lebanon.
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Local storm damage still being assessed

By PATRICK HALL, The Wilson Post
In the wake of devastating storms that ripped through the South last Tuesday night and Wednesday, the Wilson County Emergency Management Agency is continuing to assess the damage across the county, which could bring possible Federal aid.

Watertown took the brunt of the force, with many trees uprooted, power poles seemingly cut in half, and homes damaged along the storm’s path. WEMA Director John Jewell said his crews will be assessing the financial damage in the next few days.

“It could result in some Federal assistance,” Jewell said, adding they aren’t too sure the Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide aid.

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I-40 to be widened in Wilson Co. from MJ Rd. to 109

Three-year plan submitted to General Assembly

From Post staff reports
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Transportation Commissioner John Schroer Thursday released the three-year transportation program, which includes the completion of several major strategic corridor projects and the state’s Better Bridges bonding program.

The three year program includes $1.7 billion for highways and bridges to fund more than 152 individual project phases in 59 Tennessee counties. The proposal, which has been presented to the Tennessee General Assembly, includes significant highway and bridge projects in TDOT’s Region Three.

The plan includes widening Interstate 40 from State Route 171 (Mt. Juliet Road) to State Route 109 in Wilson County.

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What is it about Hills?

BY JOHN L. SLOAN
One of my favorite outdoor writers is Gene Hill. One of my favorite archers is Howard Hill. One of my favorite smallmouth lakes is Center Hill. What is it about Hills that attracts me? I guess some of it may be mystery. You never know what a particular Hill may hit you with. It may be a trick shot, a surprise phrase or a fish that you did not expect. Some too, may well be sheer beauty. An arrow etched just perfectly against a blue sky or a “set” of words that become a picture or fog, low on the water that suddenly becomes a rock bluff.

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Our Feathered Friends April 27

By RAY POPE & KAREN FRANKLIN
Good Friday turned out to be just that...a Good Friday! It started off very cloudy and rainy, but it turned into a beautiful day, and we were with our good friend Ray for some birding.  I say “we” because usually it is just me, however my kids (ages 6 and 4) were out of school and have enjoyed previous trips with Ray, so I decided to bring them along this time. Bringing my kids added a whole new element.

I thought I was prepared with their toy binoculars, snacks, drinks, paper and pencils, but this was not the case. Being that it was also Earth Day my daughter, Anna, decided she wanted to collect trash to help the earth. Luckily Ray had some plastic grocery bags for her to put the trash in.  And of course we only got two stops in before the "I have to go potty" chant started.

Our first stop was at a swampy area behind Greenbrier Lake on Cedar Grove Road. In the past Ray has had a lot of luck with a variety of birds in that area, but due to the area being cleaned out it did not hold much excitement for us.

Then we made a stop at Spring Creek off Belotes Ferry Road where we heard a lot but only saw some Goldfinches and a White-throated Sparrow. I believe this is the area we also heard the Barred owl. We didn't get to see him, but just hearing him was very exciting. Ray does an excellent Barred owl call and tried to bring him in closer but didn't have much luck this time.

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Wildflower festival honors 100-year-old ecology pioneer

Quarterman shares fervor for cedar glades

By KEN BECK
Special to The Wilson Post
At 100 years of age the eyesight of Elsie Quarterman is deteriorating just as her memory is diminishing.

But her passion for the plant life of Middle Tennessee’s cedar glades blooms ever strong through the generations of students she inspired at Vanderbilt University from the 1940s into the mid-1970s. And those students, many now teachers themselves, continue to inspire new students and conservationists.

Health permitting, Quarterman, who helped rediscover the Tennessee coneflower, is planning to make an appearance Saturday afternoon at Cedars of Lebanon State Park during the annual Elsie Quarterman Cedar Glade Wildflower Festival, which was named in her honor three years ago.

“If she is having one of her Energizer bunny days, there’s no telling what she will do,” said Patrick Quarterman, Elsie’s nephew. Patrick and wife Ann live with the renowned plant ecologist and Vanderbilt University professor emerita in Nashville and are her caregivers.

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BC/BS being sued for $60M

LEBANON NATIVE FILES SUIT

By PATRICK HALL, The Wilson Post
LEBANON -- A lawsuit against BlueCross/BlueShield of Tennessee, which has slowly churned for almost 10 years, went before a jury Tuesday morning in Lebanon to determine whether BlueCross intentionally breached contract with Phyllis Craighead’s healthcare company Kids and Nurses Inc.

Jury selection and opening remarks wrapped up Monday afternoon in the trial, which could have damages awarded to Craighead in the amount of $60 million. The first witness was slated to be called at 9 a.m., Tuesday.

Initially filed in 2002, the complaint details a torrid history between Craighead’s Kids and Nurses company and insurance provider BlueCross/BlueShield.

Founded in 1987 by Lebanon native Craighead, Kids and Nurses Inc., was a “unique medical provider” for children with special medical conditions with facilities in all four major metropolitan areas of Tennessee.

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5k/10k honors Johnny Keel

MAY 14 AT SPORTS VILLAGE 

By PATRICK HALL, The Wilson Post
Runners and walkers should get ready to sign up for the first ever Go Johnny Go 5k and 10k marathon and fun run set for Saturday, May 14, in honor of Johnny Keel and to raise money for the Johnny Keel Wellness Foundation.

Sponsored by Sports Village, Bates Ford, HTK Wealth Management and American Home Health, the run will begin and end at Sports Village and was organized to honor Keel who lost a 10-year battle with colon cancer in November 2010.

Peggy Keel, Johnny’s wife and owner of Sports Village, set up the Wellness Foundation in her husband’s name to help organize other events and campaigns to improve the overall health of the local community.

“Johnny had a 10-year battle with colon cancer, and we want this walk to honor his name,” Keel said.

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CU bids on baseball tourney

By TOMMY BRYAN, The Wilson Post
Cumberland University’s athletic department has submitted a bid to host the 2011 National Championship Opening Round, a qualifier to the 55th annual Avista-NAIA World Series.

CU is in the running for one of the nine satellite tournaments which will feature five teams competing in a double-elimination format. Tournament play will begin May 12 and must be completed no later than May 16.

Each tournament winner will advance to the NAIA World Series May 27 – June 3 at Harris Field on the campus of Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho.

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Cliffs Note Parenting

By ANGEL KANE,
Wilson Living Magazine

I love when my brother and his family come for a visit. And this past weekend, they were in Lebanon to spend Easter with us. Soon after arriving, we all decided to head to the creek. As we were walking through the woods behind our house, my four year old nephew ran ahead. As he did, my brother yelled out…

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Malcolm star Muniz plays drums, races cars

Dear Ken: What is going on in the life of Frankie Muniz, who starred as Malcolm in the sitcom “Malcolm in the Middle”?

Francisco James Muniz IV, 25, has backed off his acting career a bit to pursue music and race car driving. He is the drummer in the Phoenix-based band You Hang Up. He has been open wheel racing since 2006, competing in the Atlantic Championship. And he has been writing screenplays and produced a few movies. Muniz stars later this year as a super hero in the movie “Pizza Man.” Born in New Jersey, he grew up in Knightdale, N.C. (population 6,200), where his mom was a nurse and his father a restaurant manager. A big basketball and soccer fan, he was taught how to play the drums by his pal Zac Hanson of Hanson brothers fame. 

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Calendar - April 27

Government meetings
Wilson County Board of Education will meet in regular session at 5 p.m., Monday, May 2, at the Central Office, 351 Stumpy Lane, Lebanon.

Lebanon City Council will hold a work session at 5 p.m., Tuesday, May 3, in the Town Meeting Hall, City of Lebanon Administration Building at Castle Heights. There will be a presentation by MTAS on “TDEC MS4 Stormwater Quality Regulations under the City of Lebanon General Permit.”

Joint Economic & Community Development Board Executive Committee will meet at 7:45 a.m., Thursday, May 5, at the JECDB office at 115 N. Castle Heights Ave., Suite 102, Lebanon.

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Lebanon Toastmasters meet every Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the Spain House on the Lebanon First United Methodist Church campus at 415 West Main Street, 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.

AL-ANON and ALATEEN family groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems. They believe alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid in recovery. There is a local AL-ANON and ALATEEN meeting in Lebanon every week. For information, call Harriett at 444-2852 or Linda at 444-8437.

HomeSafe Women’s Support Group meets Thursday evenings. For information and to sign up, call 444-6130. If you need help with an order of protection for domestic abuse, sexual assault or stalking, contact HomeSafe at 444-8955.

Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency’s Board of Directors meeting will be at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 28, at 233 Legends Drive, Lebanon.

Wilson County Shrine Club will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 28, at the Ponderosa Steak House in Lebanon. All Wilson County Shriners and their Ladies are urged to attend.

Leeville FCE Club in Wilson County will have a Yard Sale on Friday and Saturday, April 29-30, from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m., at the Leeville Clubhouse on Club House Road, located off Highway 109 and Hickory Ridge Road on the west side of Hickory Ridge. There will be signs to help you find the clubhouse. Rain or sunshine, the yard sale will be inside the clubhouse. There will be a variety of items for sale. For information, call Evie Lubic at 443-1367.

Pennsylvania Avenue’s annual Street-Long Yard Sale will be Saturday, April 30. The rain date will be the next nice Saturday.

Benefit Yard sale: Yard selling to Fight Cancer! Family and friends of Donna Urell are hosting a benefit yard sale with all donations and profits to go to Urell and her family. Urell was recently diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. The yard sale will be from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m., Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1, at 432 Lealand Lane, past Sam Houston Elementary toward Hartsville Pike, Lebanon. The event will be held rain or shine. Items included are men’s and women’s clothing, baby clothes, baby toys and accessories, furniture, books, kittens and many other small items.

Wilson County Beekeepers will meet Monday, May 2, in the West Building at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center, Lebanon. The meeting will start at 7 p.m., but mentors will be available by 6:30 to answer questions. Carey Mitchell will present “Preventing Swarms and Making Splits.” The public is invited. For information, contact Petra Mitchell at 286-2529.

Wilson County Canning College will be Tuesday and Thursday, May 3 and 5, at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon in the East/West Building, beginning at 6 p.m. Cost is $25 per class payable to UT Extension. You may pay at the Wilson Farmer’s Co-op in the Business office. Ask for Renee Tanner. Participants will learn basic food preservation methods related to canning foods. They will receive research-based information about canning fruits and vegetables as well as a jar of food prepared in class. For information, contact Shelly Barnes, FCS Extension agent, at 444-9584 or sbarnes@utk.edu.

NSDAR Margaret Gaston Chapter meets at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 4, at The Spain House, First United Methodist Church in Lebanon. The program will be NJROTC Recognition. May hostesses are Joyce Harris, Sharon Kloba, Susan Scott, Colleen Taylor and Jeanda Ward.

Family Health Night, hosted by Southside Elementary School, will be from 4 until 6 p.m., Thursday, May 5. The event is being held in connection with Fuel UP to Play 60, an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by the National Dairy Council and National Football League in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The program encourages youth to consume nutrient-rich foods and achieve at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. Guests may taste samples of foods, tour Southside’s new fitness room, play games and receive instruction on seat belt and bicycle safety.

Iris Show, sponsored by Twin States Iris Society, will be Saturday, May 7, at Walter J. Baird Middle School, Lebanon. Entries will be accepted from 7 until 10 a.m. Judging will take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The show opens to the public from 2 until 4 p.m. Admission is free. A sale of irises is held on the same day from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the TSIS display gardens at the school as well.

Fifth annual Concert to Benefit the Brooks House, Wilson County Women and Children’s Homeless Shelter, will be 6:30 p.m., Saturday, May 7, at Immanuel Baptist Church, 214 Castle Heights Ave., Lebanon. The concert is presented by the Mid-South Gospel Music Association. Set to perform are The Gospel Echoes, Resurrection Quartet, Fred VanHook & The Harmoneers, Dn’D Testimony in Song and The New Wine Singers. Admission is free, but an offering will be taken for the Brooks House.

Wilson County Board of Health will meet from noon until 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 10, at the Wilson County Health Department Conference Room, Lebanon.

Wilson County Republican Party will take its May meeting on the road to Mt. Juliet. The WCRP will meet at 9 a.m., Saturday, May 14, at the Hampton Inn & Suites at 5001 Crossings Circle (across from Providence MarketPlace). Guest speaker will be new Mt. Juliet Mayor Ed Hagerty. For information, contact Kevin Foushee, WCRP chairman, at 444-5732 or visit www.wilsongop.org.

PHOEBE Ministries, a ministry of widows reaching widows, will meet at The Art Mill in Lebanon at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, May 21. Participants will paint a blue iris, the symbol of PHOEBE Ministries. Cost is $35 plus tax, and all materials are included. Members are also collecting drink cans and soup and vegetable cans for Miracle Power, a ministry that is building a home for widows and orphans in Africa. Bring empty cans to the meeting where someone will be on hand to collect them.

Lebanon High School Class of 1971 is planning a 40-year reunion to be held June 11. Call one of the following people with your contact information: Teresa Halbert at 444-5995, Phil Bragg at 444-4941, Jo Smith at 444-8811 or Brownie Hall at 444-5173.

Lebanon High School Class of 1981 will hold its 30-year reunion on Saturday, June 25 at Five Oaks. Get your address to Gary Ligon on Facebook or call Amy Gregory at 417-1313 or Beverly Hurd at 444-3904 for details.

Lebanon High School Class of 1991 is planning a 20-year reunion for July 2. Organizers are looking for classmates. Email contact information to Dawn Carr Willis at willisbunch@bellsouth.net or lhsclass91@yahoo.com, or call 308-0034. For information, go to www.eventbrite.com or Facebook.

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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Infant Jacob Andrew Jordan
LEBANON -- A private graveside service for Jacob Andrew Jordan was held Thursday, April 21, 2011, at Wilson County Memorial Gardens with Darrin Reynolds officiating.
Jacob was the infant son of Bobby and Kendra Woodall Jordan; also surviving are sister McKenzie Rae Jordan; grandmother Deborah Woodall; great-grandmother Minnette Nettles; uncles Terry (Michelle) Jordan, Jerry (Katy) Jordan and Shane (Jessica) Woodall; aunt Judy (Daryl) Hankins.  Preceded in death by grandparents Andy Woodall, Carl Jordan and Carolyn Lohman; aunt Sherry Bond.
Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home, Lebanon.
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Kathy Lynn Cox, 51
LEBANON -- Kathy Cox passed away on April 16, 2011 at age 51.
No services were scheduled.
Survivors include children: Amber Hall, William Hall, Jr., and Linda Blevins; grandchildren Michael Anthony Hall, Jacob Blevins, and Camron Blevins; and special friend Sheila Belcher.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.
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Thomas Scott Bradley, 43
WATERTOWN -- Memorial services for Mr. Bradley were held Monday evening, April 25 at Hunter Funeral Home with Brother Kenny Layne officiating.
Mr. Bradley, 43, of Lebanon, died Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at University Medical Center.
He was preceded in death by brother, Riley Cummings.
Survivors include: children Dustin Kingsland of Gainesboro, Taylor Bradley-Clark of Lebanon and Dylan Sherburne of Blaine, Minn.; mother Alma Reeves of Lebanon; father Charles Bradley of Murfreesboro; siblings Ramona Duckworth, Glenda Bradley, Charles Bradley and Alfred Reeves -- all of Lebanon and Kelly Ramsey Storch of Watertown.
Watertown's Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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