Eric Lynn Luna

Posted by | November 5, 2019 8:34 am

Eric Lynn Luna, 55, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 3, 2019, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Oct. 28, 1964, in Sparta, to Ollie Gene and Myrna Faye Luna.

Staff Sgt. Eric Luna was a retired veteran of the Tennessee Army National Guard, with 21 years and seven months of service to his country. He began his military career at the McMinnville Armory, as a medic, then transferred to the Sparta Armory as a non-commissioned officer. Six months after having major brain surgery, he served overseas for several months in Operation Iraqi Freedom with the 278th Armored Cavalry Division to stand … CONTINUED

Fun Friday for little ones

Posted by | November 5, 2019 8:10 am

Stories and fun await preschoolers at Train Tales every Friday from 10:30-11 a.m. at the Cookeville Depot Museum, 116 W. Broad St. Admission is free. For more information, call 528-8570.

Light the tree

Posted by | November 5, 2019 8:08 am

Celebrate the start of Christmas in the Park with the fifth annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Christmas Celebration Service Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. at Dogwood Park, 30 E. Broad St. Be there, along with Santa, as the lights come on, brightening the nearly 40-foot Christmas tree, followed by a 15-minute lightshow synchronized to music.


Sounds of the season

Posted by | November 5, 2019 8:06 am

Get into the Christmas spirit Nov. 24 from 3-5 p.m. by joining the Cookeville Community Band for a free holiday concert at Cookeville Performing Arts Center, 10 E. Broad St. For more information, call 528-1313.

Art in the museums

Posted by | November 5, 2019 8:03 am

See amazing works of art at the Cookeville Depot Museum and Cookeville History Museum during the ART Prowl Nov. 15, 12-8 p.m., and Nov. 16, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The depot will feature Lauren Huey, Jordan Braswell (Manic Knits) and artist group Whimsical Wreckage at 116 W. Broad St. The history museum will highlight Merritt Ireland, Heidemarie Weidner and RawArtt (Raven A Williamson) at 40 E. Broad St. ART Prowl is a free, mostly walkable art tour, featuring more than 50 artists in studios, galleries and businesses in Cookeville’s historic WestSide and downtown areas.

‘High School Musical’

Posted by | November 5, 2019 8:01 am

Disney’s “High School Musical on Stage” is coming to Cookeville Performing Arts Center, 10 E. Broad St. In this musical, presented by Cookeville Children’s Theatre, Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friends and family while balancing classes and extracurricular activities. Performances are Nov. 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 9, 10, 16, 17 at 2 p.m. For ticket information, call 528-1313.

Veterans’ Day Parade

Posted by | November 5, 2019 7:52 am

A Veterans’ Day Parade will begin at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. Line up for the parade begins at 9 a.m., at White County High School. The parade will proceed to the Rotary Veterans Park for a special program. All veterans are encouraged to participate. For more information call (931) 836-3595.

The trip that took me

Posted by | November 4, 2019 2:24 pm

By Rachel Auberger

John Steinbeck, a Pulitzer Award winning author, once said, “People don’t take trips, trips take people,” and nothing could better describe my trip to Europe last month.

(Editor’s note: To read Rachel’s entire story and see more beautiful photos, get a copy of the Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, edition of The Expositor.)

WCHS bowling results

Posted by | November 4, 2019 2:17 pm

By Jerry Lowery

On Oct. 29, the Warrior bowling team traveled to Cumberland County to take part in a bowling match.

The girls’ team beat Cumberland County by a score of 22-5.  The top lady bowler for the Warriors was Caitlyn Keller as she shot a 194.  The win moves the ladies to 2-0 on the season.

On the boys’ side, Cumberland dominated the match and took the win 18-9.  Justin Daniels led the Warriors by throwing a 194 and a 192.  The boys’ record is 0-2 after the loss.

Coach Wesley Martin stated after the match, “Our boys struggled. Lane conditions were inhibiting our players from finding … CONTINUED

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