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PREP BASEBALL -- FCS wins Yellow Jacket Classic

CHATTANOOGA -- Friendship Christian stormed through Lookout Valley's Yellow Jacket Classic over the weekend, rolling up four consecutive wins en route to the championship.

The Commanders defeated rival Boyd-Buchanan 17-1 in Saturday's tournament finals, improving to 17-1 on the season headed into Tuesday night's District 8A home game vs. Trousdale County.

Senior Drew Erie was named tournament MVP while Hunter Watts, Austin Godwin and Brennan Swindoll were voted to the all-tournament team.

FCS reached the finals with a 4-0 victory over Columbia Academy in the semifinals. On Friday, Friendship clubbed South Pittsburg 15-3 and defeated Cincinatti Hills 7-0. The Commanders opened tournament play with a 12-3 win Thursda vs. Cascade.

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My mom went sleeveless despite the snow and cold

By SAM HATCHER

The weather has caused one problem after another.

My wifes complaining because weve had to start mowing our yard much earlier than last year.

The host site for the Masters Golf Tournament, the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., says the early warm weather caused dogwoods and azaleas to bloom early leaving the golf course and its surroundings absent of the usual vivid pinks and reds traditionally seen throughout television coverage of the event over Easter weekend.

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Not snorkeling the Pacific Coast

By GEORGE ROBERTSON, M.D.

When we booked the tour to Costa Rica the first thing I packed was my snorkeling gear. I just knew after having such a good time on other trips that the Pacific waters would be beckoning me to see beautiful fish and underwater sites.

Our 120- passenger sailing boat was equipped for water sports but when I took my dive equipment down to get into the water, I was informed that the snorkel could not be used -- someone had an injury on a prior trip and they were afraid for us to use it.

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American Pickers pick on Alexandria picker

By KEN BECK
The Wilson Post

As a picker, Ron Moses, 63, can find almost anything.

For more than 30 years, he has been scouring the highways and byways of America buying the rare or unusual and turning it over for a profit.

Picking is the art of purchasing antiques, collectibles or other objects with the knowledge that you already have a buyer in mind who will readily pay you a profit for the item.

And recently, Moses got picked.

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Construction driving West Wilson UD's costs

By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post

Almost 30,000 Wilson County residents receive their water from three local non-government utility districts, and the largest, West Wilson Utility District, sports the highest rates in the county, thanks to a number of factors.

For the use of about 5,000 gallons of water per month, which is a general average for West Wilson, Laguardo Utility District and Gladeville Utility District, customers can expect to pay around $50 a month.

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Brenda Holt Weatherby, 55

Funeral services will be held is 1 p.m. Saturday, April 7 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mrs. Weatherby, 55, of Lebanon.
She died Saturday, March 31, 2012.
The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon Friday from 4-8 p.m. and on Saturday from 12 Noon until the service.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.

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Shirley Irene Hess Norton, 74

Mrs. Norton, 74, died Wednesday, April 4, 2012.
Services are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway.
The family will be receiving friends from 4-8 p.m. on Friday and from 12 Noon until the service on Saturday.
Interment will be at Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, 313 W. Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon.

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Mary Jo Williams, 88

KNOXVILLE -- A funeral mass has been scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday, April 9 at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Knox County for Mrs. Williams, 88, of Watertown.

The widow of the late James Skidmore Williams, she died Thursday, April 5, 2012 at the Summit Medical Center, Hermitage. She was retired from Hartmann Luggage.

The family will receive friends Saturday 4-8 p.m. and Sunday 4-8 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home, Watertown. Burial will be at the Calvary Cemetery, Knoxville.

Survivors include: children James "Skid" Williams of Watertown and Patricia L. "Pat" Williams of Redonda Beach, CA; grandchild Christa Williams of Lenanon; three sisters and two brothers.

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

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Wreck ties up I-40 East; no injuries

By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post

A two-vehicle crash clogged up much of Interstate 40 near Mt. Juliet Wednesday afternoon during rush hour, but no injuries were reported, according to the Mt. Juliet Police Department.

MJPD Deputy Chief James Hambrick said the department received the call around 4:25 p.m. Wednesday. He said a pickup truck with a slide-on camper was rear-ended by a minivan, both traveling eastbound, just west of the Mt. Juliet Road exit.

The pickup truck was driven by Timothy Holloway of Lebanon and was struck by the van driven by Eric Bucklin of Mt. Juliet.

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Lynn to challenge Elam, seeks return to Dist. 57 seat

By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post

Several challengers arose this week for incumbents on the Aug. 2 County General and State Primary Election, including Lou Ann Zelenik for the 6th District U.S. House of Representatives seat and Susan Lynn for the State House District 57 seat.

Zelenik will challenge incumbent Diane Black, R-Gallatin, for the Congressional seat and Lynn will face current District 57 State Rep. Linda Elam, R-Mt. Juliet. Democrat George McDonald also picked up a petition for the 6th House District but did not file his petition.

Current District 46 State Rep. Mark Pody, R-Lebanon, will run unopposed in the Aug. 2 primary.

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Kiwanis Community Easter Sunrise service set

The Kiwanis Club of Lebanon will host its annual Community Easter Sunrise on Sunday, April 8, on the Public Square in downtown Lebanon.

The service will begin at 6:30 a.m. and will conclude at 7:45 a.m. This year marks the clubs 66th Easter Sunrise event since the local civic club was formed in 1946.

Stephen Manley, Lebanon Kiwanis member and pastor of Cross Style Church in Lebanon, will speak along with Sean Kennedy, pastor and elder at New Life Christian Church in Lebanon.

A community ensemble has been put together to offer their musical talents under the direction of Sgt. Tom Freeman of the Salvation Army.

Last year was our first year to have the event on the Public Square and the rain on the Saturday before moved us inside First Baptist Churchs The Rock, said Sean Patrick, Kiwanis Club of Lebanon member and organizer of this years event.

First Baptist has offered their building again this year if we need it, but I believe the Lord has blessed us this year with great weather and we look forward to watching the sun come up as we celebrate Easter with our community, Patrick added.

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PREP BASEBALL -- FCS 13, Cascade 2

FCS HITS 4 HRS IN FIRST
LOOKOUT VALLEY -- Friendship Christian went to work early in Thursday's 13-2 win over Cascade at the Lookout Valley Tournament.

A solo home run by Drew Erie, a solo shot from Colton Gaines, a two-run HR by Austin Godwin, and a two-run HR by Brennan Swindoll -- all came in a six-run first inning.

Kyle Wood got the win for the Commaders. He allowed three runs over six innings, striking out seven, walking one and scattering four hits.

Erie, Cale Mitchell, Swindoll, Stefan Remus, Gaines, Wood, and Godwin all collected hits for Friendship.

ON SATURDAY, FCS downed Cincinatti Hills 7-0; then topped South Pittsburg 15-3.

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CU honor goes to LB Ben Miller

LEBANON - Cumberland senior football player Ben Miller is this years recipient of the Lindsey Donnell Award presented annually to a Bulldog student-athlete who excels in both academics and athletics. The award is given in honor of Lindsey Donnell, a former Bulldog football Little All-American and former professor at Cumberland University.

The Gallatin native and former Green Wave star led the Bulldogs in tackles this past season with 85 along with nine tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, four interceptions, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He posted five double-digit tackle performances, including 13 with 3.5 for loss at Union College.

Miller recorded 78 tackles in 10 contests as a junior with a team-best 10.5 tackles for loss. He added two sacks, one interception and one forced fumble. Miller was named the Mid-South Conference Defensive Player of the Week three times in the last two seasons, including twice in 2011. He was a First Team All-MSC selection at linebacker in each of the last two years.

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Fishin half nekked

By JOHN L. SLOAN
Im tell yall sumpin, said Battle Scarred Bill. When it comes onto hot, me, Im gonna fish half nekked and if it comes onto hot enough, like as not, Ill get whole nekked.

There is some merit to Bills thinking. Ive carried that philosophy with me for many years. It is still a month before the pool at the Floyd, my summer office, opens but it is just right for fishing half nekked

I fish a lot with my shirt off. For one thing, I like the feel of the sun on my back and shoulders. It helps some with the pain in my shoulders and I just flat like sunning. During the summer months, I am a regular at Suntan Village, tanning place. Seems that I am in a better mood in the spring and summer when I can let the sun hit my beautiful skin. The tanning bed is just a substitute. I do like to sit at the pool and read, though. See, the thing is, a man who reads in the sun is well red. Use to was, come one of those nice spring days up at Central Hill, me and Harold Dotson would fish plumb naked. I dont do that anymore.

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Angela Lansbury would relish return to Cabot Cove

Dear Ken: What has happened to Angela Lansbury of Murder, She Wrote fame? Were enjoying the show again in reruns.

Like the Energizer Bunny, the star of stage, screen and TV keeps on ticking and just opened in a revival of Gore Vidals The Best Man on Broadway with Candice Bergen, John Larroquette, James Earl Jones and Michael McKean. Last she year she starred with Jim Carrey in the movie Mr. Poppers Penguins. The London native, 86, who became a naturalized American citizen in 1951, has earned five Tony Awards, three Oscar nominations and 18 Emmy Award nominations. The mother and grandmother has said she would love to return to Cabot Cove and the role of sleuth Jessica Fletcher. The people involved, Universal and CBS, they have to get together. They dont realize what an exciting thing it would be if we did that! she told the press last year. Lansbury next co-stars as Katherine Heigls daughter in the film Adaline, about a woman who remains ageless in her 20s.

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Take me out to the ball game

By ANGEL KANE
Wilson Living Magazine

So as the school year comes to a close, I find myself yet again sitting in the bleachers on a Saturday afternoon.

Its funny how children often take more from one parent than another. And when it comes to athletics, mine are 100% Kane.

Sports have never been my thing.

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Planting a lifestyle at Birdsong Hollow Farm

BY KEN BECK
The Wilson Post

CANNON COUNTY -- Plant nurturer Angie Ott not only has two green thumbs, but these days she often has 10 very dirty fingernails. For those who enjoy eating from their own garden, thats a good sign.

With the time just about ripe for planting season, this pastors pulpit is a greenhouse filled with thousands of little, green growing things. From her 144-acre Birdsong Hollow Farm in the northeast corner of Cannon County, she shares the gospel of tomato love as well as adoration for dozens of other vegetables, flowers and herbs.

Thats my sea of tomatoes, Ott said, pointing to hundreds of potted tomato plants, each green stalk rising from 4 to 6 inches high. We specialize in open-pollinated plants that are unusual and produce interesting and delicious food.

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Our Feathered Friends - April 4

By RAY POPE

Where have all these years retreated to? It seems like only yesterday that I came up with Our Feathered Friends as an article for bird lovers in The Wilson Post. This particular article marks my 200th entry, my contribution of knowledge to each of you that takes the time to read them. As for my bout with starlings, I am lucky to be here for this one.

It does my heart good when I can make a trip somewhere and have a story to bring back to share with you all. Since February of 2008, when this column began, my style of writing has improved as I don't get as nervous about what I have to say. In other words, I try to relate to you in simple words that I know that you will comprehend, without all that scientific mumbo-jumbo.

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Putting guns on college campuses, a bad idea

By SAM HATCHER

As state legislators continue considering legislation that would allow guns on college campuses, many of us are wondering what on Gods green earth are they thinking.

What possible good can come from allowing a college student, 18 to 20 years old typically, to have the legal right to bring a firearm on campus?

All this to do to get handguns in the possession of as many individuals as possible at the insistence of the National Rifle Association (NRA) is not necessarily a good thing.

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Wallow in this kerfuffle

By ANNE DONNELL

Recently I saw a cartoon (by cartoonist Doug Hall) on CHURCHlaughs.com in which the word wallow was used. There was a seated group with a man standing in the back and a man in front pointing to a board which read, The last shall be first, and the first, last. The caption for the cartoon was the comment of the guy standing in the back, I dont want to be first or last. I want to wallow somewhere in the middle. That word wallow is one I almost never hear, yet I think we all still know what it means. Hey, you could do a column on outdated words and phrases?-A Good Friend

Great cartoon, noting a long-established human failing. We really do want to stay safe, hidden in the crowd, whether its opinion, fashion, or politics. The verse cited is Matthew 20: 16. So the last will be first, and the first will be last. (New International Version).

Antiquated words like wallow or, one I read the other day, hoyden (an unruly young girl), are interesting because they reflect both our propensity for change and for avoiding change.

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Upcoming Avengers film caps a comic-book movie decade

By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post

One month from today, this summers potentially biggest blockbuster is opening in local theaters, and The Avengers will signal the comic book movie industrys greatest achievement, after over a decade of billions earned.

While the film certainly doesnt need more hype, The Avengers is the story of a group of clashing personalities and grandiose heroes coming together to fight a common enemy. Its a huge gamble for Marvel Worldwide Inc. (Marvel Comics) and Disney (who now owns the comics giant).

The film is the culmination of about four years worth of planning by Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, who has produced all of that studios films thus far, and many others.

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Bert Coble Singers to continue with new director

To the Editor:

During the 24 years of producing The Bert Coble Singers Christmas Dinner Shows, The Wilson Post has been so very gracious in their eagerness to promote stories about our Singers and their performances.

As a result of our large attendance for the 2011 performances, we were able to present a check to Cumberland University for $2,565 for the Bert Coble Music Scholarship; to the American Cancer Society for $1,083; and to the American Heart Association for $790.

Over the years it is estimated that more than $150,000 has been given to these organizations.

Since we announced to the world that 2011 would be our last Bert Coble Singers Christmas Dinner Shows, things have changed. You will be pleased to know the Shows will go on this fall under the direction of Jennifer Perry. She has been our associate director for most of these years and is an excellent musician and director. She is presently with CedarStone Bank and is music director at Carthage United Methodist Church.

We appreciate you who have been our guests over the years and now we are glad that our program will continue.

Dr. Bert and Sue Coble
Lebanon

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Douglas "Doug" Cunha, 54

Mr. Cunha, 54, of Mt. Juliet and a former officer of the Mt. Juliet Lions Club, died Sunday, March 25, 2012.
Private services were held with family.
Memorial donations may be made to the Big Brothers of West Wilson County, P.O. Box 1513, Mt. Juliet 37122, or Mt. Juliet Lions Club, 410 Sunset Drive, Mt. Juliet 37122.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt Juliet.

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Robert Allen Morrison, 68

Bob Morrison, 68, of Lebanon, died March 31, 2012.
No services scheduled at this time.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.

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Bruce A. Gibson, 60

Mr. Gibson, 60, of Old Hickory, died March 28, 2012.
Services were held Monday morning, April 2 at Sellars Funeral Home inLebanon.
Interment was in Hermitage Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.

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