WILSON CO. SOLDIER DIES IN IRAQ
LEBANON -- Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 4 at the First United Methodist Church, 415 West Main Street for 1st Lt. William "Eric" Emmert, 36, of Lebanon.
Lt. Emmert died while serving his country in Mosul, Iraq, Tuesday, February 24, 2009. He had served as Platoon Leader 1st Platoon 269th Military Police Company in Iraq since January.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 3 from 12 Noon until 9 p.m. at the Partlow Funeral Chapel.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and graduated from Lebanon High School in 1991. He served in the United States Army from 1991-1996 as a Counter Intelligence Agent, Sgt. at discharge.
As parents stress over job losses and money issues, children may need lessons about money as well.
Shelly Barnes, Family and Consumer Science Extension agent with the University of Tennessee Extension, said that there’s never been a better time to provide children with books that help them understand the limitations of money and how they might need to sacrifice in hard times.
Below is a partial list of books that teach money lessons recommended by The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s award-winning program, “Money on the Bookshelf.” Interested parents will find more tips and information by visiting the PROGRAM'S WEBSITE.
LADY BULLDOGS FALL TO 2-4
HENDERSON -- Stephanie Gutierrez allowed two runs on four hits in six innings but Cumberland managed just six hits against Freed-Hardeman, falling 11-1 and 2-0 in a softball doubleheader Thursday.
The Lady Bulldogs (2-4) scored an unearned run in the first game and trailed 2-1 before allowing nine runs over the final two innings in a game called after six innings because of the eight-run rule.
In the second game the Lions (3-3) scored a pair of runs in the third inning in a 2-0 victory.
Gutierrez (1-2) allowed the two runs in the second game, walking three with zero strikeouts. Katie Goad (1-1) took the loss in the first game, giving up seven runs on nine hits in five innings. She walked three and struck out five.
Cumberland stranded six total runners in the twinbill, two in the opener and four in the second contest. Karla Pladna and Lauren Carr both collected singles in the first game, while Paige Terrell, Gutierrez, Tonya Barlow and Emily Smith all singled in the second game.
In the first game the Lady Bulldogs took an early lead, scoring a run in the second inning. Pladna singled with one out and Carr drew a two-out walk. Barlow’s grounder was misplayed by shortstop Jill Brock, allowing Pladna to score on the play for a 1-0 CU advantage.
CU HOSTS TREVECCA SATURDAY
McKENZIE -- Cumberland put together a 20-9 run over four minutes to take a one-point lead in the second half but was outscored, 16-6, over the final six minutes, as the Lady Bulldogs dropped a 77-68 decision to Bethel College Thursday evening in McKenzie.
Cumberland (8-21, 4-11 TSAC) trailed by as many as 14 points early in the second half and was behind, 56-44, with 10:48 remaining after a Nina Djokovic for the Wildcats.
But the Lady Bulldogs mounted a comeback over the next four minutes, stringing together a 20-9 stretch that gave them a 62-61 advantage with just over six minutes to play in the contest.
Simone Ryan, who scored a team-high 22 points, netted seven during the run, while Chaquaila Gaten also had seven points, including a bucket with 6:50 to play that pushed CU ahead for the first time in the game since a 12-11 lead with 13:46 left in the first half.
Cumberland missed its next five field goal attempts, committed a pair of turnovers and missed the front end of a 1-plus-1 three straight times, first by Brittany Cash and then twice in a row by Ryan. Gaten finally ended the CU drought with a field goal at 2:46, but by then the Wildcats (18-11, 9-7) held a 71-62 advantage.
Gaten finished with 16 points and Tamara Gonzalez added 13 points for the Bulldogs. Ryan grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds.
Cumberland hosts rival Trevecca Saturday in its final regular season game at 2 p.m. at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.