Category: We Are LaVergne

We Are LaVergne: Mike Rodgers

Featuring Alex Chang, Sloane Strader, Sherry & Stan Sullivan, and Noel Jiminez, with special thanks to Grandpa for his coffee (the best ever) and Shirley Smith for her hospitality. Muhammad Ali once said, “Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are…

We Are LaVergne: Stephanie Tellez

“How do you diaper a duck?” I asked Stephanie Tellez when she told me about the green leopard print custom-made diapers she used for Houdini and Snowball, her fowl friends from years ago. “Very quickly,” she laughed. Actually when you…

We Are LaVergne: Donna Bebout

From To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee to Mr. Wilson yelling at Dennis the Menace, the origin of “You kids get out of my yard!” is much more a mystery than why the elderly are stereotyped as cranky.  Truth…

We Are LaVergne: Tony Vanatta

What better time than National Pay It Forward Day to tell about someone in our community who has a generous heart, who gladly gives their time to organizations like Box 100, and who has opened his home to foster children…

We Are LaVergne: Erica & Melissa

Have you ever seen those “Welcome” signs that greet people entering cities?  Sometimes they’ll say, “Hometown of …” and their famous person or distinguished person or the name of a person who’s accomplished a lot would go there.   If we…

We Are LaVergne: Leanne Welsh

As you drive down a certain street in LaVergne, you might notice a house  where neighborhood kids are piled on a big swing in the front yard.  The kids are there for a reason – they’re waiting for their LeeLee…

We Are LaVergne: New Feature Coming

I’ve talked for some time how I’d like to start writing about the people of our community.  In addition to our public officials, the well-to-do, the family of long-time residents, and those who make bad news, there are about 26,900…