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Obituaries

Leonard Allison, 102

LEBANON -- Mr. Allison passed away Monday, May 26, 2008 at age 102.

A memorial service will be held in Iowa at a later date.

Survivors include two nephews: Ken (Sheila) Allison and Larry (Lori) Allison -- all of Lebanon.

Mr. Allison is preceded in death by parents Lewis and Alice Wignall Allison, wives Eunice, Edith, and Helene, and brother Roy Allison.

Lebanon's Sellars Funeral Home and Cremation Service was in charge of arrangements.

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Marlene "Abby" Allard, 48

LEBANON -- A memorial service will be held Thursday, May 29 at 7 p.m. at the College Hills Church of Christ in for Ms. Allard, 48, of Lebanon.

She passed away suddenly May 15, 2008.

Survived by parents Louis and Jean Allard of Henderson, NV; brother Louis (Debra) Allard Jr. and nephew Erik.

Also surviving are longtime friends Robert Meadows and James (Suzy) Stephens.

Marlene will also be missed by other relatives and close friends.

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General News

Benefit set June 7 at WCHS

GLADEVILLE -- A benefit concert is set June 7 to help a local family with medical expenses incurred after the mother was diagnosed with cancer.

Cindy Smith Shaver and her family are long-time residents of Mt. Juliet and Wilson County. She grew up in the Clearview area and graduated from Mt. Juliet High School in 1978. She went on to become a Registered Nurse at Baptist and Centennial Hospitals in Nashville.

Shaver was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001. She has battled and fought this disease with all that is in her, her friends said. They added that she is one of the most courageous women that you will ever meet. To look at her, you would never know that the battle she is fighting now is for her life.

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Bible Park looking here

By SAM HATCHER

The developers of a proposed Bible Park that was turned down in neighboring Rutherford County are now looking at Lebanon as a venue for what has been described as a $150-$300 million educational and non-evangelical theme park that likely will employ 200 to 300 fulltime employees and 500 to 1,000 seasonal workers.

Developers of the park have said that the attraction should lure 800,000 to 1 million visitors annually.

Lebanon Mayor Don Fox confirmed Tuesday that he and members of his staff have had what he described as "serious" conversations with representatives of SafeHarbor Holdings LLC of New York City about locating Bible Park U.S.A. in Lebanon.

Fox would not discuss any specifics concerning the matter but did say the theme park’s developers had talked with him and others at City Hall about bringing the development to Lebanon.

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General Sports

Sports camps offered locally

CU FUNDAMENTALS CAMP -- Cumberland University baseball Coach Woody Hunt will host an Advanced Fundamentals Camp July 7 - 10 at Stockton Field.

Hitting, throwing mechanics and the fundamentals of each position will be emphasized at the new camp. Open to campers age 14-18, the camp will be held from 9 a.m. until 12 Noon. The cost is $85 per camper.

All camp participants will receive one-on-one instruction from Coach Hunt and camp instructors, a camp T-shirt, use of the Bulldogs’ playing field and use of the Benton Jennings Hitting Facility. Each player will also receive video analysis during the camps.

For more information, call Coach Hunt at 547-1366.

 

SUMMR HOOPS AT FBC -- A series of summer basketball camps for boys and girls are being offered at Lebanon’s First Baptist Church. The camp will offer various sessions running through Thursday, August 7.  Camp opportunites will be offered for children kindergarten age through sixth grade.

All camps will teach basic dribbling, passing and shooting skills with three competitive camps offering 1-on-1 competition. Cost varies from $30 - $40 per camp. In addition, a girls-only, nine-week program is being offered for young ladies entering grades 7, 8 and 9. These campers will practice twice a week and play organized pick-up games once a week.

Only 30 girls will be accepted for this camp series at $100 per person. Call Davis Harrison at 417-4510 or visit the church office at 227 East Main St., Monday - Friday / 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 

FREE CAMP AT MARKET STREET -- FREE basketball camps will be held at the Market Street Community Center, 321 Market Street, Lebanon. Boys’ camp: June 30-July 3 from 5-7 p.m. Girls’ camp: July 7-10 from 5-7 p.m. For information: call Kevin Huddleston at 604-3542.

FCS FOOTBALL CAMP -- Friendship Christian School will offer a football camp for boys grades eight and under the week of July 14-18. Camp will be held between the hours of 9-11 a.m. for a cost of $70 per child. For information, call the school office at 449-1573.

 

CU INDIVIDUAL CAMP -- A maximum of 40 players will be accepted for Cumberland University’s Men’s Basketball Individual Camp June 30 - July 3 at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center. Cost is $125 per camper (ages 10-15) and includes lunch. Campers will receive extensive fundamental and skill breakdowns from collegiate coaches. Individual competions and team games will also be played throughout the week. For information, call Coach Lonnie Thompson at 547-1345.

 

BLUE DEVIL BASKETBALL CAMP -- A basketball camp for boys and girls grades K-8 will be held July 8-11 at Lebanon High School. Players in grades K-4 will work from 8-11 a.m. with players in grades 5-8 going from 12 Noon - 3 p.m. Cost is $50 with $10 off for bringing a friend. Call Lebanon High coach Doug Keil at 812-5444 for more information.

 

MJMS HOOPS CAMP -- Mt. Juliet Middle School will hold a girls basketball camp July 7-10, between the hours of 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. at Tommy Martin Gym in the old Mt. Juliet High building. MJMS Head Basketball Coach Rick Johnson will conduct the camp. Each day, former and current Lady Bears will be on hand to assist and instruct in all areas of camp.

Basketball fundamentals will be stressed, and all skill levels will be represented. All girls ages 6-13 are encouraged to attend, regardless of experience. Camp fees are $60 and all campers will receive a camp T-shirt. Applications are available at Mt. Juliet Middle School, area elementary schools, and Sports World in Mt. Juliet.

 

WWMS BASEBALL CAMP -- The West Wilson Middle School Wildcats Baseball Camp will be held July 18, 19 and 20 at the Mt. Juliet League baseball park on Highway 70 for ages 9 - 14 For details, contact coaches Joel Lasko at 423-552-4053, John Guethlein at 615-290-3204, or stop by West Wilson Middle School.

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