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County could eliminate positions

By Josh Nelson

jngallatin@bellsouth.net


The County Commission’s Budget Committee voted Monday evening to eliminate four positions by combining the Codes, Engineering, and Planning departments.

“We can do away with the (County) Engineer and a couple of the secretaries,” said Commissioner Jerry Stone of Hendersonville, who suggested the move.  “That’s $300,000.”

Stone also suggested

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor;

To the three members of the Sumner County Election Commission that voted to accept applications for the position of Election Administrator, I would like to inform you that

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Coming Events

June 5, 6

Faces of Hope Children’s Therapy Center is having a yard sale at 301 Hancock Street. It’s a yard sale with a twist: for $5 folks can have whatever they can fit into a plastic Wal-Mart bag.

June 6

The Sumner County Republican Party June breakfast will feature County Executive Anthony Holt as the speaker.  The breakfast meeting will take place  at St. Timothy’s Church on Main Street in Hendersonville. Breakfast begins at 9:00 a.m. A homestyle breakfast is served for $6.00 for those who would like to eat. You can find more information about the Sumner County Republican Party and its activities at: www.sumnergop.org.

June 6

Salem United Methodist Church on Douglass Lane is having a yard sale at the community center from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

June 6

Cragfont Baptist Church youth fundraiser flea market is from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 101 Harsh Lane, Castalian Springs. Booths are available. Small $15, Large $20. Contact the church at 451-9673 for more information.

June 6

The Edge, Freedom Church Student Ministries, partnered with Street Stylez Car Club is hosting The Freedom Auto Show. Registration is 8 a.m. til 11 a.m. and judging starts at 11 a.m. There is a $20 registration fee for vehicles. Call 451-6299 to reserve booth space. Freedom Church is located at 1010 Freedom Church Road, just off exit 14, Vietnam Veterans Blvd.

June 6

St. John Vianney Catholic Church is having a huge indoor yard sale from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 449 North Water. Call Evie at 598-5402 for more information.

June 7

The second annual homecoming will be held at Dry Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church beginning with a  worship service at ll:00 a.m. with special music and songs by guest soloists and musicians. All ancestors of founding families of Dry Fork, which was founded August 30,1831 are invited to attend. A BBQ lunch will be served under the tent following the service. A covered dish will be welcomed. After lunch will be more fellowship with singing and music until 4:00 p.m.  The church is located 10 miles north of Gallatin off Rock Bridge Road. Look for signs. For more information, call 841-3169 or 230-8292.

June 10

Beech Cumberland Presbyterian Church will have a Summer Day Camp, starting June 10, on Wednesdays for 6 weeks from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The charge $15.00 a day per child, with sibling discounts. The theme is Bible Heroes. Call 824-3990 or 483-4549 for an application or registration form.

June 10, 11

Mid Cumberland Community Action Agency Commodity Distribution is at Mid Cumberland CAA at 600 Small Street. Expected commodities are applesauce, grapefruit juice, Northern beans, peas, soup, tuna, orange juice, sweet potatoes, veg. beans and tomatoes. Call 452-7570 for more information.

June 11

Greater Gallatin presents Chris Golden with family and friends in concert at 7 p.m. at the Palace Theater. Proceeds benefit the preservation of the theater.

June 13

Indian Hills Baptist Church is having a churchwide yard sale at 901 Long Hollow Pike from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m.

June 13

The Gallatin High School Cheerleaders are hosting a Yard Sale in the GHS Sports Center (700 Dan P. Herron Drive) from 7:00 a.m. until 2:00 pm.  Proceeds will help purchase new uniforms and help pay for competition fees.  For more information please contact Ann Marie Roberts at 452-2621 ext. 774.  The event will be held rain or shine.

June 14

Family and Friends Day Celebration is at 2:30 at Rome Missionary Baptist Church, 1277 Avondale Road, Hendersonville.

June 14

Cumberland Valley School of Gospel Music will hold its 2009 two-week session teaching shape-note gospel music, June 15-June 26, on the campus of Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, Tennessee. Registration will be Sunday afternoon June 14 beginning at 1:30 p.m. in Johnson Hall.  For more information about the school, which is open to all ages, please visit our website at www.cvsgm.com or call Dariel Meador at 615-688-6938.

June 18

Sumner County Democratic Party meeting features a special panel discussion on health care reform at Hendersonville Public Library, 140 Saundersville Rd. Mixer 6 p.m., meeting at 6:30 p.m.  For information, 826-2505 or stillblue@sumnerdems.org.

June 19

The Col. Jethro Sumner Chapter, D.A.R., will have a flag day picnic, 4:00 p.m., at the home of Regent Helen Marshall, 1411 Long Hollow Pike, in Gallatin. In addition to honoring our nation’s flag, Vicky Heinen will speak on “The Gallatin Community Garden Project.” Hostesses for the meeting will be Ruth Lovell and Virginia Melton. For more information, please call 451-2538.

June 27

Gospel Jamboree Fundraiser for HomeSafe of Sumner, Wilson and Robertson Counties will be from 2 to 10 p.m. at the Wilson County Fairgrounds. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate. Call 452-5439 for information.

June 27

RAINBARREL WORKSHOP sponsored by the Women’s Ministry Council of Rehoboth United Methodist Church is 10 to11:00 a.m. Cost of $35.00 includes  instruction and all materials provided by the Cumberland River Compact. Reservation required. Call 822-3966 for more information.


FYI


Gallatin High School Class of 1953 meets for their monthly luncheon on the third Monday of each month at the Cracker Barrel.


A Support group for Parkinsons patients and spouses/caregivers meets at Blackeye Pea restaurant in Hendersonville the first Monday of every month at 6 p.m.


Class Reunions


Gallatin High School Class of 1969 will host their reunion at Rose Mont June 13. Call Rhonda Fulkerson at 452-1206 for more information.


Gallatin High School  Class of 1989 20 year reunion will be July 25 at BB Kings in Nashville. Email ghs89alumni@gmail.com or contact Amy Stevens Martin at 230-6173 or Beth High Bennett at 230-7752 for more information.


TCHS Class of 1959 will hold their 50-Year Reunion, June 6 at the Gallatin Country Club. Contact Henry Linville at 374-3635, Ottie G. Marks at 444-4569, Pat Parker  Cassetty at 824-0474 or Tommy Ruth at 451-0207 for more information.


The Gallatin High School graduating class of 1999 will host a 10 year reunion on July 18, at Bluegrass Yacht and Country Club. There will also be a family picnic on July 17, at Triple Creek Park.  For more information please email, gallatin99@gmail.com.


Sumner County High School (Portland) Class of 1959 is hosting their 50 year reunion August 1 at 4:30 p.m. at Cherokee Steak House. For more information call Melvin (Fuzzy) Link at 452-6927 or Rita Webb at 325-2837.

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Committee authority questioned during athletic trainers discussion

By Marjorie Lloyd
marjorie@thegallatinnews.com

The means of determining a solution to the future of the athletic trainers’ program for the Sumner County school system became the center of contention at the study session of the Sumner County Board of Education, Tuesday, June 2.
Athletic Committee Chair Don Long (District 3) released requests for information on May 22 to vendors and healthcare agencies about partnering with the school system on the program. The return date is listed as Friday, June 5. The return address for the requests is listed as Athletic Committee, Sumner County Board of Education, PO Box 2613, Hendersonville TN 37077-2613.

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School board targets three areas for cuts
By Marjorie Lloyd
marjorie@thegallatinnews.com

Three areas were targeted at the regularly scheduled study session of the Sumner County Board of Education on Tuesday, June 2, as a means of reducing the budget for the school year 2009-2010.

Outsourcing custodial work to private businesses, holding the classified employees at current pay and decreasing the amount of the cost for insurance for all employees were all brought up for discussion as possible alternatives to be considered in order to bring the proposed school system budget into balance before presenting it to the County Commission.

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A Safe Place for Animals volunteer meeting is June 4 at 6 p.m.

By Marjorie Lloyd

marjorie@thegallatinnews.com


A Safe Place for Animals, the non-profit shelter temporarlily located on West Eastland,  is inviting all citizens interested in volunteering or offering services to the shelter to attend a special meeting on Thursday, June 4, at the Depot Square building, just across the street from the shelter.

SPA just opened in November 2008 and offers pet-loving humans the opportunity to have a dog or cat, puppy or kitten join their households.

The adoption fees cover the cost of necessary veterinary care and spaying or neutering.

“Even if you are not available during the shelter hours, we have lots of other things you can do  to help us,” said Becky Foy.

 

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Veer Left

Sustainability

Sustainability is a fairly vague concept, often used in the context of environmental practices. The idea goes that, to be sustainable, a system cannot use up more resources in the present than will allow for continuation of the system in the future. As a generality, it makes sense, but how do you put it in practice?

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Obituaries

Donald R. McMillan, Sr.

age 64, of Hendersonville, passed away Friday, May 22, 2009.  Funeral service was Tuesday, May 26 at 2:30 p.m. from the chapel of Family Heritage Funeral Home with Pastor Herb Wilburn and Pastor Harry Yates officiating, Entombment followed in the Mausoleum at Crestview Memorial Park with Donald McMillan, Jr., Jeffrey McMillan, Bill Longo, Doug Louis, Tyler McMillan, Jim Kimbel and Duff McMillan serving as pallbearers. 

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Athletic trainers still on the examining table
By Marjorie Lloyd
marjorie@thegallatinnews.com

In the discussion of the preliminary budget for the 2009-2010 school year, Maryanne Durski, Assistant Director of Schools for Finance, pointed out to the members of the Board of Education at a special called meeting this week that $260,000 has been set aside as allocated for the athletic trainers’ program.

However, the Board is continuing to deliberate on the proposed budget.

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Tempers flare at council meeting

By Josh Nelson

jngallatin@bellsouth.net


The Gallatin City Council’s work session Tuesday night was one of the most contentious meetings of the year.

Tempers began to get heated during discussion about building a walking trail from the intersection of Demoss Street and Center Street to Chambers Street.

Councilman John D. Alexander has said

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Teachers' salary negotiations delayed

By Marjorie Lloyd

mlgallatin@bellsouth.net


A request for cancellation of the scheduled meeting between representatives of the Sumner County Board of Education’s negotiation team and representatives of the Sumner County Education Association for May 21 was submitted by SCEA President Mary Pappas, via email to

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Traffic jam

By Josh Nelson

jngallatin@bellsouth.net


North Water Avenue along the square in downtown Gallatin opened to vehicular traffic last Friday.

It means Phase I of the Downtown Streetscape project is nearly complete.

All that is left is to pour one final coat of asphalt on the street.

“The reason the final top coat does not got on now is

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor;

I am shocked that two members of the Election Commission (Art McClellan and Baker Ring) want to politicize the position of Administrator of Elections. Would Republican candidates have an advantage?

As a Republican, I want

 

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Coming Events
May 30

SimplyFun Board Game Day fundraiser at the Gallatin Public Library from 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

May 30

The Ethel B. Beck Chapter No. 22, Order of the Eastern Star will host a Little Miss Ethel B. Beck pageant at 4 p.m. at Gallatin Department of Electricity at 135 Jones Street. The pubic is invited. Call 452-2694 or 822-7840 for more information.

May 30

The 8th Annual Crusin’ with Christ Car Show, sponsored by Strong Tower Ministries Youth Group, will be at the Westmoreland Middle School. New this year is the addition of antique tractors, and for the kids a model car and Power Wheels category. Registration is $15,  8 a.m. until noon. Dash plaques to the first 100 cars registered; awards will be given between 2 and 3 p.m.  Craft booths are available and can be reserved by calling Denise at 330-8719.  For more information contact Denise at 330-8719 or email deniseft45@yahoo.com. For a map, go to www.strongtowerministriesweb.com. All money raised will go to send kids to church camp.

May 30

Sumner County fce Show, Tell and Sell Yard Sale will be at the University of Tennessee Extension Office, at 155A East Main Street, from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. There will be homemade items, baked goods, furniture, and free items!

May 30

Area Three Women’s Missionary Society will have their 100 Women in White program at 5 p.m. at St. Luke A.M.E. Church. Minister Delores Sadler from Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Mt. Juliet will be the speaker.

May 30

Community Friendship Bar-B-Que & Bake Sale at Douglass Chapel, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Donations accepted for meal which includes: BBQ Sandwich, beverage, beans, & coleslaw. Confections like cakes, pies, cookies, brownies, etc. for sale baked by the ladies of Douglass Chapel.

May 30

Beech Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 3216 Long Hollow Pike, 824-3990, www.beechchurch.com is hosting a

Market Festival. Booth space is available.

May 30

Faces of Hope is currently collecting items to be sold at a yard sale scheduled for June 5 and 6. Donations may be brought to 301 Hancock Street every Saturday from 9 until noon until the May 30 deadline. Call or email with questions, 206-1176 or patricia@facesofhopetn.com.

May 30

Cumberland Astronomical Society will be holding its monthly star gazing event at Bledose Creek State Park  400 Zieglers Fort Rd. Come and enjoy the night skies. The event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

May 30

Registration for the AKC Canine Good Citizen classes for dogs six months and older at the Sumner County Humane Society on Volunteer Drive in Hendersonville begins at 10:30 a.m. David Frensley, a K9 instructor, will teach the class. This popular eight-week class is free to the first ten people who register; however, owners must have documents showing that the dogs are up to date on their shots. For more information, email Frensley at k9psychologycenter@yahoo.com, or call 615.230.1063.

May 31

Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church is hosting a singing at 6 p.m. at 141 Old Dobbins Pike, 4 miles North of Gallatin on Hwy 174 (Dobbins Pike). Featured Group will be “THE SPURGEON FAMILY” from Indianapolis, IN.

June 2

BOOK SALE AT THE LIBRARY...purchase a bag of hardcover, paperback, and magazines for $5.00.  Visit the Friends of the Library Bookstore in the Gallatin Public Library, 123 East Main Street.Sale begins at 10:00 a.m.

June 5, 6

Faces of Hope Children’s Therapy Center is having a yard sale at 301 Hancock Street. It’s a yard sale with a twist: for $5 folks can have whatever they can fit into a plastic Wal-Mart bag. (Of course the bigger items will be here too. They are in need of good “stuff” to sell and good folks to “shop”. Items are being accepted between now and then with a big drop off day on May 30 from 9-3. Folks can also email or call 206-1176 if they need another drop off time or need someone to pick it up!

June 6

Cragfont Baptist Church youth fundraiser flea market is from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 101 Harsh Lane, Castalian Springs. Booths are available. Small $15, Large $20. Contact the church at 451-9673 for more information.

June 6

St. John Vianney Catholic Church is having a huge indoor yard sale from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 449 North Water. Call Evie at 598-5402 for more information.

June 7

The second annual homecoming will be held at Dry Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church beginning with a  worship service at ll:00 a.m. with special music and songs by guest soloists and musicians. All ancestors of founding families of Dry Fork, which was founded August 30,1831 are invited to attend. A BBQ lunch will be served under the tent following the service. A covered dish will be welcomed. After lunch will be more fellowship with singing and music until 4:00 p.m.  The church is located 10 miles north of Gallatin off Rock Bridge Road. Look for signs. For more information, call 841-3169 or 230-8292.

June 10

Beech Cumberland Presbyterian Church will have a Summer Day Camp, starting June 10, on Wednesdays for 6 weeks from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The charge $15.00 a day per child, with sibling discounts. The theme is Bible Heroes. Call 824-3990 or 483-4549 for an application or registration form.

June 13

Indian Hills Baptist Church is having a churchwide yard sale at 901 Long Hollow Pike from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m.

June 14

Cumberland Valley School of Gospel Music will hold its 2009 two-week session teaching shape-note gospel music, June 15-June 26, on the campus of Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, Tennessee. Registration will be Sunday afternoon June 14 beginning at 1:30 p.m. in Johnson Hall.  For more information about the school, which is open to all ages, please visit our website at www.cvsgm.com or call our president, Dariel Meador at 615-688-6938.


FYI


Gallatin High School Class of 1953 meets for their monthly luncheon on the third Monday of each month at the Cracker Barrel.


A Support group for Parkinsons patients and spouses/caregivers meets at Blackeye Pea restaurant in Hendersonville the first Monday of every month at 6 p.m.


Class Reunions


Gallatin High School Class of 1969 will host their reunion at Rose Mont June 13. Call Rhonda Fulkerson at 452-1206 for more information.


Gallatin High School  Class of 1989 20 year reunion will be July 25 at BB Kings in Nashville. Email ghs89alumni@gmail.com or contact Amy Stevens Martin at 230-6173 or Beth High Bennett at 230-7752 for more information.


TCHS Class of 1959 will hold their 50-Year Reunion, June 6 at the Gallatin Country Club. Contact Henry Linville at 374-3635, Ottie G. Marks at 444-4569, Pat Parker  Cassetty at 824-0474 or Tommy Ruth at 451-0207 for more information.


The Gallatin High School graduating class of 1999 will host a 10 year reunion on July 18, at Bluegrass Yacht and Country Club. There will also be a family picnic on July 17, at Triple Creek Park.  For more information please email, gallatin99@gmail.com.


Sumner County High School (Portland) Class of 1959 is hosting their 50 year reunion August 1 at 4:30 p.m. at Cherokee Steak House. For more information call Melvin (Fuzzy) Link at 452-6927 or Rita Webb at 325-2837.

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Veer Left

Marsha Blackburn, speaking in DC on the floor of the House during a one hour session on Domestic Energy policy with a group of other House republicans on May 5: “Now, I think, Mr. Speaker, that if you were to ask each and every Member of this House, we would all say that we believe

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Obituaries

D. M. “Satchel” Satterfield

age 90, was born and raised in Trousdale County and spent his last few years in Sumner County. He is preceded in death by his parents, James Frank Satterfield and Eliza Wiggins Satterfield. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by three sisters, Mary Neal Walker, Dorothy Keller and Gladys Atkins.

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Knox Doss may lead to change in county government

By Josh Nelson

jngallatin@bellsouth.net


The controversy over the Knox Doss name change may lead to a change in county government.

The name change was not on the agenda of the County Commission at their meeting in March, so County Commissioner Jimmy England of Gallatin made a motion to

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City moves closer to finalizing budget

By Josh Nelson

jngallatin@bellsouth.net


In an un-televised portion of Tuesday night’s City Council meeting, Mayor Jo Ann Graves began to go over her proposed city budget department by department with the City Council.

The department budgets that were reviewed Tuesday night included

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Two arrested in connection with drowning death

By Josh Nelson


Two Hartsville men were arrested Wednesday on charges of stealing items from a man who is believed to have drowned in Old Hickory Lake earlier this month.

Daniel Sellars, age 44, and his son, Jeremy Sellars, age 20, are each charged

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor;

I have served in the capacity of an election machine technician since 1979. During that time I have performed subcontract work for the Ransom F. Shoup Corporation and the Microvote Corporation. In addition I have worked under the direction of the United States Department of Justice, Election Division in elections in Manhatten, New York and Miami, Florida. Currently I serve

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Coming Events

May 20-23

A Spring Carnival, sponsored by Westmoreland Area Chamber of Commerce begins at 5 p.m. each night, with unlimited rides for $12 each night. Purchase discount armbands at local banks for $10.

May 22

Gallatin Arts Council hosts “A Musical Tribute”  honoring James Story at 7 p.m. at the Gallatin Public Library. This  free Arts Link event is open to the public and sponsored in part by a grant from the Community Foundation and the Tennessee Arts Commission. For more information go to www.GallatinArtsCouncil.org.

May 23

Arbors on Main, located at 1070 West Main Street in Hendersonville benefit for homeless children in Sumner County is from 10:00 a.m.until 3:00 p.m. There will be music, food, games, a bake sale and booths for shopping. For information on setting up a free booth, contact MaryAnn Coulter at 826-0028.  Proceeds will benefit Good Neighbor Mission, a homeless shelter program for Sumner County families with children, funded by United Way and THDA (HUD), and Unity.com, an after school program for Sumner County children, funded by McKinney-Vento Funds. Donations of money, dishes and other necessities (no furniture) will be accepted and given to the appropriate agencies.

May 23

Sumner County Gospel Singing Convention hosts the 5 County Gospel Singing Convention at 2 p.m. at Buffalo Springs Missionary Baptist Church in Bethpage. For directions and information, contact SCGSC President, Steve Perrigo at 451-1302, or email at cperrigo@bellsouth.net.

May 23

The “Thrive” Student Ministries is sponsoring an indoor yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Ramsey Hall at the First United Methodist Church at 149 West Main. Proceeds will help support the many ministries of the youth group. Call Rachel Wolverton at 452-1922 with any questions.

May 24

Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church Memorial Day/ Decoration Day Service is located 4 miles N. of Gallatin on Hwy 174, 141 Old Dobbins Pike #1. Lunch will be served after the 11:00 morning worship service. Pastor Brother Brent Hall invites the pubic to attend a singing, featuring Midstate Quartet, which begins at 2:00 p.m.

May 27

A Recruitment Fair, sponsored by the National Council on Aging Senior Community Service Employment Program is from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Sumner County Career Center at 175 College Street. Those 55 and older, with low family income for the last 12 months, and not employed are invited to come. Call Pat Spratt at 452-1964, Ext. 118 for more information.

May 27

Be a part of a live studio audience at 7:00 p.m. for a taping of a nationally televised program hosted by Matt and Laurie Crouch with Arthur Blessitt, Dr. Bob Rodgers and other special guests to be announced. 1500 Free Seats at Trinity Music City, USA, One Music Village Blvd., Hendersonville, 822-8333 .

May 28

Special Education Parent Advocacy Seminar from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. If you have a child in special education and have felt frustrated with the IEP process, then come to a Beyond the Limits Special Education Parent Advocacy Seminar and learn how to be an effective advocate for your child with special needs.  Become an educated and confident member of the IEP team.  After attending this seminar you will understand: (a) FAPE (free and appropriate public education);  (b) how to determine your child’s present level of performance; (c) how to receive independent evaluations at school district expense; (d) if your child’s teacher is highly qualified and if the assistants are certified to teach children with special needs; (e) how to file an administrative complaint; (f) what is meant by due process; (g) and much more. This is an adult only meeting – no childcare will be provided.  If you plan on attending call 615-870-7842 or email beyondthelimits@comcast.net. Beyond the Limits is located at 29 Industrial Park Drive, Suite 10 in Hendersonville.

May 30

SimplyFun Board Game Day fundraiser at the Gallatin Public Library from 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

May 30

The Ethel B. Beck Chapter No. 22, Order of the Eastern Star will host a Little Miss Ethel B. Beck pageant at 4 p.m. at Gallatin Department of Electricity at 135 Jones Street. The pubic is invited. Call 452-2694 or 822-7840 for more information.

May 30

The 8th Annual Crusin’ with Christ Car Show, sponsored by Strong Tower Ministries Youth Group, will be at the Westmoreland Middle School. New this year is the addition of antique tractors, and for the kids a model car and Power Wheels category. Registration is $15,  8 a.m. until noon. Dash plaques to the first 100 cars registered; awards will be given between 2 and 3 p.m.  Craft booths are available and can be reserved by calling Denise at 330-8719.  For more information contact Denise at 330-8719 or email deniseft45@yahoo.com. For a map, go to www.strongtowerministriesweb.com. All money raised will go to send kids to church camp.

May 30

Sumner County fce Show, Tell and Sell Yard Sale will be at the University of Tennessee Extension Office, at 155A East Main Street, from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. There will be homemade items, baked goods, furniture, and free items!


May 30

Area Three Women’s Missionary Society will have their 100 Women in White program at 5 p.m. at St. Luke A.M.E. Church. Minister Delores Sadler from Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Mt. Juliet will be the speaker.

May 30

Community Friendship Bar-B-Que & Bake Sale at Douglass Chapel, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Donations accepted for meal which includes: BBQ Sandwich, beverage, beans, & coleslaw. Confections like cakes, pies, cookies, brownies, etc. for sale baked by the ladies of Douglass Chapel.

May 30

Beech Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 3216 Long Hollow Pike, 824-3990, www.beechchurch.com is hosting a

Market Festival. Booth space is available.

May 30

Faces of Hope is currently collecting items to be sold at a yard sale scheduled for June 5 and 6. Donations may be brought to 301 Hancock Street every Saturday from 9 until noon until the May 30 deadline. Call or email with questions, 206-1176 or patricia@facesofhopetn.com.

June 6

Cragfont Baptist Church youth fundraiser flea market is from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 101 Harsh Lane, Castalian Springs. Booths are available. Small $15, Large $20. Contact the church at 451-9673 for more information.

June 6

St. John Vianney Catholic Church is having a huge indoor yard sale from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 449 North Water. Call Evie at 598-5402 for more information.

June 7

The second annual homecoming will be held at Dry Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church beginning with a  worship service at ll:00 a.m. with special music and songs by guest soloists and musicians. All ancestors of founding families of Dry Fork, which was founded August 30,1831 are invited to attend. A BBQ lunch will be served under the tent following the service. A covered dish will be welcomed. After lunch will be more fellowship with singing and music until 4:00 p.m.  The church is located 10 miles north of Gallatin off Rock Bridge Road. Look for signs. For more information, call 841-3169 or 230-8292.


FYI


Gallatin High School Class of 1953 meets for their monthly luncheon on the third Monday of each month at the Cracker Barrel.


Mid-Cumberland Head Start/Early Head Start is currently recruiting children ages three and four for the 2009-2010 school year. This nationally accredited and three-star Preschool Program is federally subsidized and offers medical and dental screenings, individual education plans for each child, and a researched curriculum.  For more information call 451-0323 or 452-5956.

 

A Support group for Parkinsons patients and spouses/caregivers meets at Blackeye Pea restaurant in Hendersonville the first Monday of every month at 6 p.m.


The Middle Tennessee Children’s and Youth Choir is holding an On-Line Fundraiser to raise money for their scholarship fund to benefit those in need of financial assistance for tuition, fees, and costumes.  Please log on to: http://simplyfun.eventuity.com/e/16765 or contact Kim Farley at 615-500-6402 to see how you can help support the choir. If you would like more information on the choir and how to audition please call Alyson Haley at 615-330-5710.


Class Reunions


Gallatin High School Class of 1969 will host their reunion at Rose Mont June 13. Call Rhonda Fulkerson at 452-1206 for more information.


Gallatin High School  Class of 1989 20 year reunion will be July 25 at BB Kings in Nashville. Email ghs89alumni@gmail.com or contact Amy Stevens Martin at 230-6173 or Beth High Bennett at 230-7752 for more information.


TCHS Class of 1959 will hold their 50-Year Reunion, June 6 at the Gallatin Country Club. Contact Henry Linville at 374-3635, Ottie G. Marks at 444-4569, Pat Parker  Cassetty at 824-0474 or Tommy Ruth at 451-0207 for more information.


GHS class of 1949 will hold their 60th reunion today, May 21 at Rose Mont. Call Tom Neal at 230-7585 if you have not received an invitation.


The Gallatin High School graduating class of 1999 will host a 10 year reunion on July 18, at Bluegrass Yacht and Country Club. There will also be a family picnic on July 17, at Triple Creek Park.  For more information please email, gallatin99@gmail.com.


Sumner County High School (Portland) Class of 1959 is hosting their 50 year reunion August 1 at 4:30 p.m. at Cherokee Steak House. For more information call Melvin (Fuzzy) Link at 452-6927 or Rita Webb at 325-2837.

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Vol State's meadow garden, a labor of love for the community
By Marjorie Lloyd
marjorie@thegallatinnews.com

Nancy Morris, Dean of Mathematics and Science at Volunteer State Community College, and Dr. Jeff Kent, another faculty member, shared a goal about the possibilities of an unused gravel parking lot at the back of the campus.

“The restoration of the greenhouse property grew out of the tornado,” said Dean Morris.

When the tornado of April 2006 devastated the campus, Lowe’s in Gallatin and Hendersonville took the campus as their Hometown Heroes’ project. They, along with private donations, helped create an oasis at the back of the campus that provides an opportunity for students to learn firsthand about horticulture and wildlife.

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Veer Left

While driving around Hendersonville today, I was struck by the number of closing or already closed businesses and restaurants. The list seems to get longer every day. Add that to the number of “for sale” and “for rent” signs in the residential areas, and you start to get the picture that even

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Obituaries

Samuel David Hyatt

age 64, of Gallatin, passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2009. Funeral service will be Friday, May 15 at 2:00 p.m. from the chapel of Alexander-Newby Funeral Home with Pastor Lee Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Sumner Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

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Mayor presents budget proposal

By Josh Nelson

jngallatin@bellsouth.net


Gallatin Mayor Jo Ann Graves presented her proposed budget to City Council members at their work session meeting Tuesday night.

She said the upcoming year is going to be tight.

“Not one (department’s) budget has not had reductions,” she said of her budget proposal.

But she said there is some good news.

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