SERVED USA IN THREE WARS
LEBANON -- Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22 at the First Presbyterian Church for Col. Bernie S. Bass, USAF (ret.), 91, of Lebanon. Col. Bass died Sept. 18, 2010 at Nashville's St Thomas Hospital. Born in New Middleton, the son of Linnie (Gibbs) and James Lillard Bass, Sr., he graduated from Gordonsville High School, from Morgan School, Petersberg, from Cumberland University, and from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA with an advanced degree in American history.
Visitation 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, at Ligon and Bobo Funeral Home, and at the church one hour before the funeral service on Wednesday.
Services will be conducted by Rev. Megan Ritchie with interment 1 p.m. Wednesday in Gordonsville Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded.
WILL MISSION TO MENTALLY ILL
By KEN BECK
Special to The Wilson Post
Putting their faith where their hearts are, the Roseman family of Lebanon have sold their worldly goods and prepare to depart to serve families across the Southeast struggling with mental illness.
“We had 16 days of yard sales. It was absolutely the hardest thing we’ve ever done,” said Joyce Roseman. “The day I sold my piano was the only day I had tears. Selling all your possessions is a serious thing. We’re leaving the back door open to come back to Lebanon, but that’s not a sure thing. We hope we are successful in what we are stepping out to do.”
Joyce, her husband, Glen, and their three daughters (Kyrsten, 19; Kaitlyn, 16; and Kourtney, 15) have packed a 2007 Jayco Flight, a 35-foot-long fifth wheel, and are ready to begin an unscripted journey.
The dream was born 15 years ago, but a magazine article that Joyce read last spring lit the fire beneath them.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Christian Burnett completed 20-of-28 passes for 184 yards and one TD in Cumberland's 35-6 victory over Kentucky Christian Saturday at Joan C. Edwards Stadium on the campus of Marshall University.
Burnett set career-highs for completions, attempts and yards and did not turn the ball over for the second consecutive game. Cumberland (2-1) did commit three turnovers in the contest, all fumbles, which led directly to the Knights (0-4) six points.
But the Bulldog defense limited KCU to just six first downs and 57 yards of total offense, including minus 3 yards rushing.
Lemeco Miller led the Bulldogs on the ground with 79 yards on just six carries, while Tim McCord rushed 12 times for 42 yards and one touchdown. Cumberland rushed 43 times for 218 yards in the contest. Mike Moore also caught a 44-yard TD pass for CU.
By PATRICK HALL, The Wilson Post
Local golfers will be hitting the links Saturday, Sept. 25 for the Autumn & Friends Golf Tournament to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at the Windtree Golf Course in Mt. Juliet. Founded by Gary Bennett, the tournament is available to anyone who wishes to sign up and all of the proceeds will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Golfers can register individually for $90 or on teams of up to four players for $320.
Bennett has been holding his “Autumn and Friends” fund raisers each year to support the CFF, but decided to expand the event to include a golf tournament. “I always have done an event each year, they’ve been small but this year we’ve decided to add a golf tournament,” he said.
Bennett laughed and said he’s not a golfer himself and doesn’t really know what he’s doing, but indicated he’s had a lot of support and help behind the scenes in preparation for the event. This is also the first time the CFF has recognized his fund raisers toward their own total in Wilson County.
Upward basketball at FBC, Lebanon
Early registration is now being accepted for Upward Basketball / Cheerleading at First Baptist Church, Lebanon. Registration cost for basketball is $65; cheerleading $75. Everyone must attend one basketball / cheerleading evaluation.
Early cheerleading evaluation is set Tuesday, Sept. 21 in the FBC Christian Life Center anytime between the hours of 4-7 p.m.
Basketball and cheerleading evaluations are set Saturday, Sept. 25 anytime between 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Players must come prepared to play in shorts and sneakers.
Practice will start Nov. 15; league play begins Jan.8. Awards celebration Feb. 28.
Forms are available at the FBC office, 227 E. Main St., Lebanon. Call 444-3330 for information.