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Obituaries

Gene P. Robinson, 78

LEBANON -- A private family emmorial service has been planned for Mr. Robinson, 78, of Lebanon. Born August 20, 1931 in New Castle, Indiana, he died Sunday, December 20, 2009.

Mr. Robinson was a graduate of the University of South Carolina where he attended on a ROTC scholarship. A veteran of the US Marine Corps, he rose to the rank of 1st Lieutenant. He began his career in the outdoor amusement business in 1964 with James E. Strates Shows and went on to retire with Cumberland Valley Shows in the late 1990’s. He was a member of Fairview Baptist Church.

Survivors include: his wife of 52 years Martha Robinson; children Joe (Vi) Robinson and Connie Coomes -- both of Florida, Jeff (Madeleine) Cashdollar of Goodlettsville, Jeanan Robinson and Claudia (Nelson) Lamberson -- both of Lebanon and Stacey (Patrick) Ryan of Texas.

Also surviving are grandchildren: Joe Robinson, Melisa Parkinson, Brock Cashdollar, Paula Lupton, Jerri Coomes, Nathanial Coomes, Jenna Peel, Alex White, Shelby White and McKenzie Lamberson; great-grandchildren Johnny Parkinson and Gannon Kozielski; sister Phyllis (James) Strates of Florida.
Mr. Robinson was preceded in death by parents Claude and Doris Robinson and sister Carolyn Clemons.

In lieu of flowers the family request contributions be made to the American Heart Association P.O. Box 409410 Atlanta, GA 30384-9410.   Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel.

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General Lifestyle

Live Nativity at Cumberland Presbyterian

From Post staff reports

Another Christmas tradition opens tonight as the Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church presents “Journey to Bethlehem,” a live Nativity offering scenes that can be viewed as you drive through the parking lot.

This is the 27th year the church has presented the live Nativity which has grown from one to 10 scenes and features camels, oxen, donkeys and sheep. Church members portray the persons in the story about the birth of Jesus.

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Column

Seasons greetings

By GEORGE ROBERTSON, M.D.

“Merry Christmas” is what you hear anywhere you go this time of year. People are definitely friendlier now than at any other season. I love the excitement in the air in the wild-eyed look you get from children when you ask them what Santa is bringing them. I can remember when I looked with anticipation at the big present under the tree.

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Letters to the Editor

Commissioner notes much to be thankful for this holiday season

To the Editor:

Tuesday evening it was an honor and a privilege for Don and me to take part in the yearly Christmas Party for the Special Needs Children of Wilson County. This is the major project of the Wilson County Shrine Club, along with Wilson County Fair Booth and Annual Hospital Paper Sale.

These have been projects of the club for many years and are made possible through donations by the Nobles of Wilson County and Al Menah Shrine Temple. Melvin Sloan always has a group of musicians and singers come to entertain these precious people. Melvin has been doing this for more than 30 years.

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General News

Wilson County Fair makes the top 50 North American Fairs list

Carnivalwarehouse.com releases 2009 fair attendance figures and once again the Wilson County Fair, Lebanon, made the Top 50 North American Fairs list for 2009.

"Despite economic fears, North America’s Top 50 events had a solid year," said Matt Cook, president of carnivalwarehouse.com. In fact, the Top 50 North American Fairs drew 40,316,926 guests in 2009, a slight decrease of less than 1 percent from 2008.

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