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Obituaries

Joshua Cody Jernigan, 28

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, June 8 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mr. Jernigan, 28, of Mt. Juliet. A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and a 2003 graduate of Wilson Central High School, he died Tuesday, June 4, 2013.

Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. until service Saturday at Bond Memorial Chapel. Services will be conducted by Bro. Larry Pedigo. Interment with military honors will follow at Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

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Rev. Will D. Campbell, 88

A memorial service for Rev. Will D. Campbell, 88, will be held 12 Noon Saturday, June 22 at Saint Stephen Catholic Community, 14544 Lebanon Rd., Mt. Juliet. Rev. Campbell, a man of constant comfort to the biblical least of these, died peacefully in the unbroken circle of his extended family on Monday evening, June 3, 2013.

Family visitation will begin at 11 a.m. and will continue at the church after the service.

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General News

Council focuses on budget in work session

By SABRINA GARRETT
The Wilson Post

Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead hopes next years proposed budget will be passed at the upcoming city council meeting before cuts begin to affect the citizens quality of life.

The budget plan failed at the meeting of the Lebanon City Council on Tuesday, when Councilors Lanny Jewell and Kathy Warmath voted no, and Councilor Fred Burton was present not voting due to the fact that he needed definitive numbers to make a decision. Councilors Rob Cesternino, Joe Hayes and Tick Bryan voted yes.

Finance Director Russell Lee revised parts of the budget and presented it to councilors on Wednesday during a work session. An email that followed explained that the health insurance increase was first down to 16.4 percent from the initial 23 percent requested. Then by including the increase in office copay to $30 per office visit, we secured and, as discussed, I accepted the renewal at a 13% increase and we now have final rates for health insurance, Lee said.

This change, Lee continued, will produce estimated annual reductions in the General Fund of little under $60,000 and $94,000 total for all departments.

He proposed decreasing the property tax rate by .75 cents per hundred of assessed value to 62.25 cents per hundred and discussed removal of the half-year funding of the Personnel Director position which could further reduce the tax rate by .75 per hundred of assessed value to 61.50 cents per hundred.

I am thinking that we will present this budget and see if we can get the necessary votes to get it passed a first reading. This is a bare bones bottom to provide the services that we provide, Craighead said. We would have to eliminate major portions like garbage pick-up otherwise. Everybody seemed to agree that they did not want to eliminate garbage service.

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High school group will go to Normandy for 70th anniversary of D-Day

By SABRINA GARRETT
The Wilson Post

Want to go to Europe? An informational meeting for high school students and parents interested in going across the pond next summer will be held Monday, June 10 at 7 p.m. in the Jimmy Floyd Family Center.

Lebanon Attendance Secretary Betsy Eatherly is co-organizing the 10-day trip with French teacher Dr. Charles Bozeman. He has been taking groups for about 10 years and I have been going for the last five or six years, she said. I took the trip that we are planning on taking in the first week of June 2014 a couple years ago and it was wonderful.

The trip is tentatively planned to leave from Nashville, with a connecting flight in another city to take the group to London England. Eatherly said since next June 6th is the 70th anniversary of D-Day during World War II, their stops will have historical significance. Allied troops matched up in England, she said.

On her previous trip, Eatherly crossed the English Channel on a ferry and didnt finish until close to midnight. We were completely worn out. Teenagers dont get a chance to get in trouble because it is such a fast-paced trip, she added.

We will go to Normandy to the beach at sunrise. I did it before and it was the most beautiful experience I have ever had. We will go to Normandy, where 10 unknown American soldiers are buried.

The group will also stop in Paris, France to see the Eiffel Tour before making their way to Cologne, Germany and Berlin to see the Berlin Wall.

It is a fabulous trip. Everything is included in the price airfare, ferry charge, entrances to the museums, breakfast and supper. It is geared for students but we would encourage some of our parents to go too, Eatherly said.

For more information contact Betsy Eatherly at 615-478-4975.

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Mt. Juliet player wins $2 million Powerball

By SABRINA GARRETT
The Wilson Post

If you purchased a Powerball ticket for the June 5th drawing at Suggs Creek Market in Mt. Juliet it might be time to check your numbers. The Tennessee Lottery Office announced Thursday that the winner of $2 million has not yet claimed the prize.

According to Kym Gerlock, the player matched five of the six winning numbers. Winning numbers for Wednesdays Powerball drawing were 4-26-33-36-55 and the Powerball number was 32.

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Rev. Campbell service set

A memorial service for Rev. Will D. Campbell, 88, will be held 12 Noon Saturday, June 22 at Saint Stephen Catholic Community, 14544 Lebanon Rd., Mt. Juliet. Rev. Campbell, a man of constant comfort to the biblical least of these, died peacefully in the unbroken circle of his extended family on Monday evening, June 3, 2013.

Family visitation will begin at 11 a.m. and will continue at the church after the service.

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