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ETC presents Inherit the Wind

“Inherit the Wind” by  Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee, opens at Encore Theatre Company on Friday, April 17, for a three-weekend run. 

Director Jason Deathridge said, “This is the fictionalized account of the Scopes ‘Monkey’ trial which took place in Dayton, Tenn. in 1925. This event not only shook the world, but turned the small rural town on its end” when a high school science teacher attempted to teach Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, contrary to a Tennessee state law that prohibited the teaching of anything besides creationism.

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Spring fitness tips from Stroller Strides put new moms back in full bloom

At the first signs of spring, many new moms will emerge from their winter hibernations ready to resume outdoor workouts and reverse recent indulgences in cold-weather comfort foods.

But a foray into post-baby fitness following a seasonal hiatus does require some major mom motivation, so Stroller Strides founder and Lean Mommy author Lisa Druxman is sharing her expertise on how to spring back into good health -- and stick with it.

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Lebanons forgotten horseman gains his rightful place

Harness racing ‘Pop’ Geers proved to be the ‘Dale Earnhardt’ of his era

By KEN BECK
Special to The Wilson Post

In a beautiful, quiet little corner of Donna Evins’ yard, where redbud and dogwoods peak with their early April blooms, a chunk of granite, almost 7 feet high, preserves the name of one of Lebanon’s most notable native sons.

The name Geers has nearly been forgotten. For decades it has been mispronounced (it rhymes with jeers). Nevertheless, the fame of sportsman Edward Franklin “Pop” Geers remains hitched to horse-racing lore.

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Dr. James Perry Parker, Sr., 79

MT. JULIET -- Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Thursday, April 9 at Cooks United Methodist Church, 7919 Lebanon Road, for Dr. Parker, 79, of Mt. Juliet.

A retired minister of the United Methodist Church, Dr. Parker passed away Monday, April 6, 2009. A former Chaplain serving 22 years in the U.S. Air Force, Dr. Parker earned a Doctorate of Ministry from Vanderbilt University.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and 1-3 p.m. Thursday at the church. Services will be conducted by Dr. Craig Goff, Rev. Tom Gildemiester and Rev. A. Barton Pepper officiating.

Survivors include: his wife Betty Parker; children Jim Parker and Susan (David) Parker -- all of Mt. Juliet and Liz (Mark) Clary of Oak Ridge; grandchildren Lindsey and Bryan (Melissa) Clary, Kendall, Cameron and Noah Parker.

Dr. Parker was preceded in death by his parents, Vilus and Ora Parker.

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 3354 Perimeter Hill Dr., Suite 305, Nashville, 37211 or to the church of your choice.

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet www.bondmemorial.com

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Tougher development rules may follow after Chestnut Ridge case

By CONNIE ESH
The Wilson Post
 

The State Court of Appeals’ recent decision concerning the Chestnut Ridge development, may lead to tougher rules in the future for development in Lebanon.

Ward 6 Councilor Kathy Warmath told Lebanon City Council during Tuesday night’s regular meeting that she thinks the decision means the city’s regulations regarding drainage are not tough enough.

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Local prep baseball report

LHS, CENTRAL & FCS POST WINS

COOKEVILLE -- Lebanon High exploded for 19 hits Tuesday night in a 12-3 victory at District 7AAA rival Cookeville. The Blue Devils of Coach Tracy Slone will play the Cavs in a 6:30 p.m. game tonight (Wednesday) at Veterans Field in the Baird Park Complex.

LHS improved to 12-3 overall / 7-0 in the district with the win.

Senior Craig Gann picked up the decision with a complete game five hitter. Gann struck out six and walked two Cookeville batters.

Shortstop Daniel Harrison had three hits, catcher Dexter Cross drove in three runs with a triple and a double while Brent Morris drove in two runs with a pair of hits.

WC 5, GALLATIN 3 -- Wilson Central improved to 9-4 overall and 4-2 in District 9AAA Tuesday night with a 5-3 victory at Gallatin.

Jessie Snodgrass got the win with 5 2/3 innings of work, striking out nine and scattering four hits.

Brad Collins had two RBI and Cody Liddle had a pair of hits. Central will host Gallatin Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Gladeville.

FCS 8, TROUSDALE CO. 5 -- Friendship Christian posted a come-from-behind 8-5 win over visiting Trousdale County High Tuesday afternoon. The Commanders upped their record to 5-0 in District 8A and 9-5 overall.

Adjusting nicely to his new home at second base, junior Lee Maasen had three hits including a homer and a double.

Shortstop Mitch Miller added a two-run home run as the Commanders scored five times in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Travor Bowles scattered eight hits and struck out four to gain the pitching decision. Jordan Dennis picked up the save with two innings of work.

FCS hits the road Thursday to play in the Yellow Jacket Classic at Dalton, GA. The Commanders will open up with Gordon Lee High in Thursday’s opener.

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FCS tops Watertown in softball

COUCH DRIVES IN GAME-WINNER

LEBANON -- Addie Couch broke open a 3-3 game with an RBI double to lead Friendship Christian to a thrilling 4-3 softball win over visiting Watertown Tuesday afternoon. The Lady Commanders improved to 3-0 in District 8A and 8-8 overall.

Brooke Klinefelter went six innings to get the win for FCS. Camille Cross belted a two-run homer in the fourth for the winners.

Friendship will play at Trousdale County today (Wednesday) in a 4:30 p.m. make up game.

MT. JULIET 4, LaVERGNE 1

LaVERGNE -- Sarah Beth Roberts ripped a two-run single in the top of the fifth to lead Mt. Juliet to a 4-1 softball win at LaVergne Tuesday.

The victory improved Mt. Juliet’s record to 10-4 overall, 2-2 in District 9AAA. Brittnie Goins got the win, scattering six hits with six strikeouts. She did not walk a batter.

Mt. Juliet visits Wilson Central today (Wednesday) at 4:30 p.m.

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Kate Etta OGieglo, 94

LEBANON -- Etta O’Gieglo passed away on April 3, 2009 at age 94.  Graveside services will be held in Oak Ridge at a later date.

Survivors include nephews Raymond (Emma Jean) Tomlinson from Lebanon and Charles (Ann) Tomlinson of Gallatin; niece Dorothy (Earl) Ashley from Lebanon; as well as several great and great-great nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by husband William Anthony O’Gieglo, parents Hardy Petway and Martha Ann Dill Wilkinson, brother Charlie Wilkinson and sister Thelma Tomlinson.

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.

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Blanche Bradshaw Vantrease, 85

LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Tuesday morning, April 7 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mrs. Vantrease, 85, of Lebanon.

A native of Wilson County and a 1943 graduate of Lebanon High School, the retired educator died Sunday, April 5, 2009 at her residence.

She was the daughter of the late Elliott Vaughn and Ruby Woodliff Bradshaw Sr. Mrs. Vantrease was graduated from George Peabody College and was a member of the Laguardo Baptist Church where she was a member of the the Ruth Sunday School Class.

She was very active in the Retired Teachers Association. Mrs. Vantrease taught for 38 years, including tenures at Pearl Academy; Oakland; Laguardo and retired from West Elementary where she had taught fifth grade from 1971-1983.

Services were conducted by Rev. Carl Price. Interment followed at the Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: son Charles Vaughn Vantrease; daughter-in-law, Liz Vantrease -- both of Lebanon; grandchildren Kelley (Scot) Crook, Brad (Jessica) Vantrease and Landon Vantrease; great grandchildren Hayden and Ava Crook; nephews James (Teresa) Bradshaw and Mike (Jamie) Bradshaw; and special life time friends Sarah Jennings, Dorothy Jennings, Mary Lena Price, May Stewart and Christine McDaniel.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Henry Vantrrease in 1964; and a brother Elliott Vaughn (Oler Belle) Bradshaw.

Honorary pallbearers: Trey Guess, Joseph Williams, Hayden Crook, Peyton Williams, Jacob Davidson, and Calob Davidson.

Active pallbearers: Brad Vantrease, Landon Vantrease, Scot Crook, James Bradshaw, Mike Bradshaw, Jason Bradshaw, Christopher Bradshw, David Wilholt, Shane Williams and Tim Davidson.

Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.

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John Frank Fertig. 82

LEBANON -- Memorial services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 8 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mr. Fertig, 82, of Lebanon.

Born May 16, 1926, in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late Frank and Margarethea Mueller Fertig, he died Thursday, April 2, 2009, at Pavillion CPC in Lebanon. A U.S. Navy veteran, he retired as Vice President of Operations at Temtex.  He also was a private pilot. 

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Services will be conducted by Rev. Robert Canterbury. 

He is survived by children Susan (Rev. Robert) Canterbury of Lebanon; and J. D. (Bonnie) Fertig of Gallatin. Also surviving are brothers Frank Fertig of Napomo, CA and Walter Fertig of North Grandby, MA.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years Jacquelyn S. "Jackie" Cummings Fertig on January 5, 2004; son Steven Fertig; sister Margaret Stone; and brother Albert Fertig. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 4205 Hillsboro Pike, Suite 216, Nashville   37215.

Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.

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Velvia Webster Cantrell, 82

MT. JULIET -- Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 8 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mrs. Cantrell, 82, of Madison. A native of Alexandria and a graduate of Gordonsville High School, Mrs. Cantrell died Saturday, April 4, 2009.

A homemaker, she had worked as a seamstress for Turner Manufacturing and was an avid flower / vegetable gardener.

Graveside services will follow at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery with Bro. David Royalty officiating

Survivors include children Alfred N. (Zelma) Cantrell, Jr. of Joelton, David (Kari) Cantrell of Knoxville and Sylvia (Evan) Carter of Madison.

Also surviving: siblings Jimmy Webster of Clinton Township, MI; Ruby Agnew of Hendersonville and Earlene Baker of Madison Heights, MI; grandchildren Kenneth Carter, Keith Carter, Justin Cantrell, Melissa Merritt, Kayci Cantrell and Reid Cantrell; great grandchildren Anna Merritt, Brooke Carter, Ella Merritt and Aiden Carter.

Mrs. Cantrell was the daughter of the late, Thomas B. and Bonnie Lee Grandstaff Webster. She was also preceded in death by her husband Alfred Cantrell in 2003.

Active pallbearers will be Ken Carter, Keith Carter, Justin Cantrell, Reid Cantrell, James Merritt and Alfred Dean Agnew. Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Alive Hospice.

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet.

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Charles Bundy, 78

LEBANON -- Mr. Bundy, 78, of Lebanon passed away Sunday, April 5, 2009 at St. Thomas Hospice in Nashville. Known as "C.D." to his family and friends, Mr. Bundy was self-employed and a member of the Church of Christ.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, April 8 between the hours of 4 - 6 p.m. at Partlow Funeral Chapel.

Survivors include: wife Tuby Bundy; children William Burke Bundy, Charles R. (Susan) Bundy and Betty (Sam) Balentine of Virginia and special child Shane William Bundy.

Also surviving are grandchildren Krissa (Ryan) Stephens, Shana Bundy, Jesse Bundy, Lauren and Graham Balentine; great grandchild Adelyn Kate Stephens.

He is preceded in death by parents Edgar and Mattie Bundy; brother Raymond Bundy; and sister Bobbie Howard.  Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel.

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Infant Cody Elijah Dean

MT. JULIET -- Cody Elijah Dean, age 4 months, of Mt. Juliet, died Sunday, April 5, 2009. Cody is the infant son of Craig and Stacey Dean.

Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, April 8 at Bond Memorial Chapel with graveside services to follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: parents and brothers Connor, Chandler and Caden Dean; maternal grandparents Stan and Cheryl Barnett and Cliff and Julianne Buttons; paternal grandparents Clarence and Doris Dean.

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel.

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Annie Strader, 70

MT. JULIET -- Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 8 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Mrs. Strader, 70, of Mt. Juliet. The daughter of the late Thomas & Stella Eddins, Mrs. Strader passed away April 5, 2009.

Visitation with the family will be Wednesday one hour prior to the service. Funeral services will be conducted by Brother Danny Sellars. Interment will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens

Survivors include: her husband of 40 years Don B. Strader; children Donna Strader, Michael Strader, Me’chel Whitaker, Matthew Strader and Marc Strader.

Also surviving are siblings Thomas, Perry, James and Eugene Eddinsm Elizabeth Wix, and Dorothy Huffines; 9 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by brothers Milton, David and Charles Eddins; sisters Ruby Laney and Lula Mai Crowder.

Pallbearers will include: Christopher Strader, Lee Strader, Eddie Crowder, Steve Carr, Billy Laney, Keith Eddins, Truman Whitaker and Boo Hoyt. Arrangements Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.

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Glen R. Geesaman, 68

LEBANON -- Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 8 in the Cedar Grove Cemetery for Mr. Geesaman, 68, of Lebanon. Born in Redkey, Indiana and raised in North Liberty, IN, he passed away Saturday, April 4, 2009 at University Medical Center.

Mr. Geesaman was a buyer for GF Manufacturing, a Baptist, and a U.S. Navy Veteran who loved his country. He also loved basketball, golf, and bowling.

The family will receive friends at Partlow Funeral Chapel Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the service.

Survivors include: wife Edith Geesaman; children David (Joan) Geesaman, Laurie (Kevin) Klingerman and Janet (Rob) Meyer. Also surviving are siblings Vic (Virginia) Geesaman and Helen (Larry) Merkel; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by parents Louis & Edna Guyse and infant brother Johnny Geesaman. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Partlow Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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Joyce M. Gummo, 69

BELOIT, WI -- Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday April 9 in Beloit, Wisconsin for Ms. Gummo, 69, of Mt. Juliet. Retired from the Lebanon Woolen Mills, she died Saturday, April 4, 2009 at her residence in Mt. Juliet.

Survivors include her brother James E.(Hellen) Gummo of Lebanon.

She is preceded in death by her parents Andrew & Violet Newman Gummo; companion Larry Neil Duncan; siblings Billy Gummo, Andrew Gummo, Junior Gummo and Maryann Gummo.

Partlow Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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Gary Wayne Davis, 62

MT. JULIET -- Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, April 9 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mr. Davis, 62, of Mt. Juliet.

A member of the Green Hill Church of Christ and a teacher / coach in the Sumner County School System, Mr. Davis died Sunday, April 5, 2009. He was a motorcycle enthusiast and loved being on or around the water.

Visitation will be 3 p.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday at Bond Memorial Chapel. Services will be conducted by Brother August Ruff. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: his wife of 35 years Linda Davis and mother Doris Davis. He was preceded in death by his father Teddy Rex Davis and his grandparents Joe and Minnie Belle Fathera and Bedford and Sylvia Davis.

Active pallbearers will be Jim Wiseman, Rick Davis, Bob Sorey, Jackie Hayes, Flyn Jennings, Donnie Odom, Lynn McCulloch and Ronnie Green. Honorary pallbearers will be Ira L. Davis, Bobby Fathera, Danny Ray Fathera, Kenneth Shrum, Stan Force and the 1982 girls basketball team of Gallatin Junior High School.

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville 37203 or The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation, 2410 Patterson Street, Suite 110, Nashville 37203.

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel.

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Barbara Jennings Johnson, 87

LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, April 7 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mrs. Barbara Jennings Johnson, 87, of Lebanon.

Mrs. Johnson, the widow of the late Ernest Johnson who died in April 2002, she passed away Saturday, April 4, 2009, at the Cedars Health Care in Lebanon.

Born September 12, 1921, in Wilson County, she was the daughter of the late Early Erby and Ella Mae Hobbs Jennings.  Along with her late husband, she owned and operated Barbara’s Dress Shop in Lebanon for 45 years.  Mrs. Johnson a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church where she had taught Sunday School and had sang in the choir. She also was the first recipient of the Mike Baker Award that was presented at the Wilson County Fair.

Services were conducted by Rev. Donald Owens. Interment followed at the Bartons Creek Cemetery.

Survivors include sons Dr. Wayne (Linda) Johnson and Randy (Jamie) Johnson -- all of Lebanon; grandchildren Ashlie (Dr. John) Gallaher, Dr. Rick (Melissa) Johnson, Lisa (Randy) Newman and Dr. Linda (Stan) Durham; great grandchildren Grace, Anna Belle and Lofton Gallaher, John and Jim Newman, Lindsay and Elizabeth Durham, Jordyn and Isaiah Johnson; sisters Joann Jennings Stewart of Nashville and Joy Jennings Phillips of Lebanon.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she is preceded in death by brothers Wallace, Kenneth and Harold Jennings.

Active pallbearers: Dr. Rick Johnson, Dr. John Gallaher, Stan Durham, Randy Newman, John Newman and Jim Newman. Honorary pallbearers: nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.

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Former cop gets 10-months

By JENNIFER HORTON, The Wilson Post

NASHVILLE -- A U.S. District Court judge sentenced a former police officer who once served in the Mt. Juliet Police Department to a term of 10 months in prison for breaking into a children’s camp in Wilson County to install cameras to call into question the actions of members of a rival union.

Calvin Hullet, who also served as a Metro Nashville police officer and union organizer, pleaded guilty earlier this year to conspiracy by embezzling from a labor union and identity theft charges in federal court.

Hullett, 45, was arrested in summer 2007 by authorities after they discovered that he installed cameras at a Fraternal Order of Police Camp located here in Wilson County. The camp is operated by the FOP for disadvantaged children.

During that time frame, Hullett’s employer, the Teamsters, and the FOP were each seeking the right to represent Nashville police officers. Hullett once served as a leader in the Nashville chapter of the FOP.

He was charged with identity theft because he purchased cell phones for others involved in the matter with him but used the name of a police officer who is still on the force.

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BOE postpones action on Davis extension

By CONNIE ESH, The Wilson Post

LEBANON -- Wilson County Board of Education approved Director of School Mike Davis’s evaluation, but postponed approving his contract until its May 4 meeting.

The board, which met in regular session on Monday, agreed to wait so Zone 3 member Don Weathers and Zone 2 member Lisa McMillin could have additional time to study the contract before voting. Zone 1 member Vikki Adkins and Zone 5 member Greg Lasater opposed the postponement.

The board agreed to allow Wilson Central High Principal Travis Mayfield to start a fund raising campaign and feasibility study to build tennis courts at the school.

The six or possibly eight courts would be available for physical education classes as well as the boys’ and girls’ tennis matches. Travis said community members could also use the courts at times when students didn’t need them.

Davis recommended 98 teachers for tenure and the board unanimously agreed. The tenure is for teaching status only and does not include administrative or coaching status.

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CoreTech president speaks locally

Greg Quinn to address Chamber lunch

Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerce will hold a Membership Luncheon at noon, Wednesday, April 8 at Lebanon Golf & Country Club.

Guest speaker will be Greg Quinn, president of CoreTech Industries, which has proposed a research and development park dedicated to green technology to be built in Lebanon.

Questions have arisen in recent weeks concerning the company’s plans and personnel involved. The company is proposing to move its headquarters to Lebanon from Canada.

Cost to attend the luncheon is $10 per person. Reservations are required and you may RSVP by Monday, April 6 by calling the Chamber at 444-5503 or visiting lebchamber@bellsouth.net.

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Chestnut Ridge decision upheld once again

By JOHN B. BRYAN, The Wilson Post

Another chapter has been written in an ongoing saga involving the proposed Lebanon residential development Chestnut Ridge.

Wednesday, April 1, the State Court of Appeals affirmed an earlier decision of the Wilson County Chancery Court which will allow the development to be constructed on property on the west side of town.

The City of Lebanon appealed the local court’s earlier ruling in February 2008 that overturned the Lebanon City Council’s action to deny Cost Enterprises, LLC, approval of a Planned Unit Development (PUD) known as Chestnut Ridge on 116 acres of land in Lebanon.

"We had hoped that the Court would affirm the decision of the trial court (which reversed the Council’s denial of the application). The planning commission had recommended approval, as had the planning staff. Chestnut Ridge complied with all of the city requirements," said George Dean, attorney for the developers of Chestnut Ridge.

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Crews resume river search

By JENNIFER HORTON, The Wilson Post

Crews continue to search for the body of a man who reportedly jumped from the Nathan Harsh Bridge on Highway 231 North into the Cumberland River on Wednesday.

John Jewell, director of Wilson Emergency Management Agency, said the body of Timothy Fields, 44, had not been recovered late last week when search crews were pulled off the river because of the threatening weather conditions.

"We had a crew, SO (Wilson County Sheriff’s Office) and a crew from Trousdale" searching the river on Thursday, he said.

The crews dragged the river and also used dogs to pick up a scent. Jewell said the water was swift and muddy and had been lowered 12-18 inches, possibly in anticipation of a large amount of rainfall.

"It’s a very difficult area. We will continue to work the banks. I certainly don’t want to put divers in the water. It’s too dangerous," Jewell said.

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Tara cooks for the Internet world

By KEN BECK
Special to The Wilson Post

Tara Beard always wanted to write a cookbook but never dreamed she might do it one recipe at a time and without the use of ink or paper.

The homemaker/entrepreneur made her debut on the Internet in late November with her most attractive Web site known as Tara Cooks.

Three things inspired Beard to take her food for thought and place it online so that others could place it on their plates.

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Mary Evelyn Greer Oliver, 88

LEBANON — Funeral services have been scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, April 4 at the New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church for Mrs. Oliver, 88, of Lebanon.

Born May 19, 1920, in Wilson County to the late Henry Lee and Bessie Mai Wallace Greer, Mrs. Oliver died April 1, 2009, at the Hendersonville Medical Center in Sumner County.

Mrs. Oliver was a 63-year member of the New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She worked in restaurants and cooked for the Kiwanis, Rotary and Lions Clubs for many years.

The family will receive friends 2-8 p.m. Friday at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home and Saturday from 12 Noon until the service at the church.

Services will be conducted by Rev. Lisa Diane Oliver, Rev. Don Reeves and Rev. Vernon Burrow. Interment will follow at the Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: sons Alvin R. (Eleanor) Oliver of Hendersonville and Charles Reed Oliver of Lebanon. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and five great, great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; as well as special friends who helped her on her journey John Turner, Vondie Smith, Johnny Fisher, Eddie and Brenda Callis, New Hope Church Family, Dr. Robert Woods, Dr. Brain Hughey, Dr. Donald Cole and Dr. James Morris.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Alvin Bee Oliver; son Henry Elwood Oliver; brothers Ernest Winter Greer and Charles Edward Greer; nephew Eddie Greer; and a loving life long friend Opal Smith.

Honorary pallbearers: Elders of New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the Friendly Sunday School Class. Active pallbearers: Rhea, Bill, Danny, Tommy and Thomas Martin Oliver and Ronnie Greer.

Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.

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