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Obituaries

Antonio Aldana, 80

Services for Mr. Aldana are incomplete at this time and will be announced as soon as they become available.
Mr. Aldana, age 80 of Lebanon, passed away Monday, Jan. 16, 2012 at his home.
Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home of Lebanon is in charge of arrangements.

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Frankie Dale Tippitt, 62

Mr. Tippitt, 62, and formerly of Lebanon, passed from this life Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at his West Nashville residence.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents and father William Frank Tippitt.

Survivors include by his former wife Sheryl Tippitt Bates, sons Josh Tippitt and Chris Tippitt; mother Mary Sue Smother Tippitt; siblings Jim (Linda) Tippitt, Susan (Roger) Gulley and Tom (Lesley) Tippitt; aunts Nell Lowe, Maybelle Blankenship, and Glenda Sparks; cousins Billy Lowe, Barry Lowe, Paula Blankenship, Gary Coleman, BJ Tippitt, and cousin, Karen.

The Life Celebration service was Wednesday morning, Jan. 11, 2012 at the West Harpeth Funeral Home with Reverend Tom Gholson officiating. Military Honors were rendered.

West Harpeth Funeral Home, Nashville, handled the arrangements.

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Lester Kenneth Cooper, 51

A memorial service for Mr. Cooper, 51 of Hartsville, is planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway.
He died Jan. 18, 2012.
Arrangements are in the care of Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.

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Sandra Helene Ladas Croslin, 67

Mrs. Croslin, 67, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012 at the University Medical Center.
A graveside funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Lebanon's Partlow Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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Telling Tales

Watch out for that Twinkie It could kill ya!

Im sick of it! Every time I turn on the TV, radio, computer or Dr. Oz, theres something else I use every day that might cause cancer, crows feet or cardiac arrest! If I start to feel dizzy from the only perfume I wear, I cant even dial 911 because my cell phone might cause a brain tumor It makes me want to scream Literally and out loud and in front of TV news people, NPR, bloggers and that little twit, Oz. Dont they know they are making an already slightly neurotic mother who suffers from a mild form of hypochondria even more unbearable to be around?

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Wilson Living

2nd Annual Blushing Bridal Expo Set for March

2nd Annual Blushing Bridal Expo Set for March

have been hard at work the last few weeks on our big Bridal and Bachelor Issue. Thank you for all the emails suggesting the top bachelors in Wilson County. It is so much fun going through all the photos and submissions. We cant wait to share our top picks with you. But, we havent made our final selections just yet, so please continue to email us at info@wilsonlivingmagazine.com. Let us know in 100 words or less who you think is a Wilson County Bachelor we should feature. A picture would be great as well. Final decisions will be made the first week of February.

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General Lifestyle

Maurices announces Main Street Model Search

Maurices on Monday launched its second annual Main Street Model Search.

The young womens retailer is looking for 12 real girls in all sizes to model maurices clothing in upcoming fall, holiday and spring campaigns. Models will be selected through maurices Main Street Model Search.

Through last years Main Street Model Search, we were able to express maurices passion for embracing real girls from hometowns across America, said Brad Hartmann, maurices vice president of marketing. Were excited to give another group of women the opportunity to live their dream of modeling while demonstrating what the maurices brand is all about: fashion, fun and giving back.

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General News

Housing market building confidence
Its a buyers market for housing in Wilson County, and with a rise in sales, the Eastern Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors, or EMTAR, expects the local housing market to slowly improve this year and into 2013.

In 2011, Wilson County as a whole produced 1,563 residential sales, an increase of 2 percent over 2010 and 8percent over 2009. Also, median home prices rose in 2011 by 6 percent to $185,197.75.

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Photos: Taking the Plunge for Special Olympics

A crowd of plungers braved the bitter cold Saturday morning and the 40-degree waters at the Jimmy Floyd Family Center outdoor pool to dive in and raise money for the Wilson County Special Olympics during the 2012 Polar Plunge. The 13th annual Plunge helped raise more than $3,000 for the local Special Olympics as participants took pledges and donations from friends and family. One participant had all of his sponsors written on his bare back as many others showed up in costumes to try for the best costume award. Following the Plunge, many participants quickly ran into the heated indoor pool where they received a rousing applause from Special Olympics athletes awaiting to compete in the Special Olympics Regional Swimming Competition.

PATRICK HALL / The Wilson Post

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Weapon fired at home, Crime Stoppers offers reward

Wilson County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for firing a weapon at a home while the occupants were inside.

The incidents occurred on Dec. 22 and Dec. 30, 2011 at a home on Dawson Lane in Lebanon.

The home was shot at while the occupants were inside. The bullets from the firearm entered into the living quarters of the home placing the homeowners and their children who were inside at the time of both shootings in danger.

Anyone with information concerning this crime or any other crimes should contact the Wilson County Sheriffs Department at 444-1459 or the Wilson County Crime Stoppers at 444-JAIL (444-5245). Callers will remain anonymous.

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Wilson County tourism up in 2011
Nashville was recently named the top U.S. travel destination on the rise by TripAdvisor.com, and Ricky Rodriguez, executive director of the Wilson County Convention and Visitors Bureau, expects a positive impact on local tourism as a result.

TripAdvisor, a prominent travel and vacation planning website, chose Nashville above 15 other destination cities, pointing to the citys history in country music as its top tourist draw.

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General Sports

Local baseball players earn Nashville Oldtimers scholarships

Three Wilson County prep baseball players will receive $1,000 college scholarships at the 74th annual Nashville Old Timers Baseball Association banquet Thursday, Jan. 26 at the Millennium Maxwell House.

Since 1999 the Old Timers Baseball Association of Nashville has awarded 122 scholarships worth well over $250,000. Local recipients include:

Dent Burger, Lebanon High. Son of William and Audrey Burger, the righthanded pitcher carries a 3.64 GPA, is in the Beta Club, and was voted Homecoming King and Mr. Lebanon High School. He is also involved in the Spanlish Club and DECA. He plans on attending UT-Knoxville.

Connor Gaines, Friendship Christian. The power hitting first baseman is the son of Kevin and Lisa Gaines. An all-state selection in football, Gaines carries a 3.71 GPA. In addition to baseball, he is involved in the Key Club, Spanish Club, National Honor Society, Youth Leadership Wilson and FCA.

Forrest Goodwin, Mt. Juliet High infielder. Hes the son of Todd and Chancie Goodwin and is involved in the Beta Club, Student Council Executive Board, FCA and National Honors Society. He carries a 4.577 GPA and is ranked number one in the Class of 2012 class. He plans on attending Harvard.

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