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Telling Tales

When Yes Means NO!
There is a problem facing women that has reached epidemic proportions. I’m not talking about a physical ailment, although I’m sure that this problem causes a few. I’m speaking of over extending, over scheduling, overwhelming or more appropriately named “the yes disease.”
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Ask Ken Beck

Mike Rowe gets dirty for fun and profit
Dear Ken: I like the Discovery Channel show “Dirty Jobs” with Mike Rowe. Share some background on Rowe, please.
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General Lifestyle

'Dumplin Days' slated for weekend

By CONNIE ESH
The Wilson Post

When the Dumplin’ Days and Story Telling Festival comes to Fiddler’s Grove on Saturday, Bil Lepp will be there telling tall tales.

Lepp is a nationally renowned storyteller and five-time champion of the West Virginia Liars’ Contest. As a self-proclaimed veteran liar, Lepp has been featured at the National Storytelling Festival, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and at major storytelling events across the country.

He is the author of four books and eight audio collections, and lives in Charleston, W.Va. with his wife and two children.

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Meet Watertowns Maine ingredient

Jim Amero peddles antiques as he pitches small-town charms   

By KEN BECK
Special to The Wilson Post

WATERTOWN -- From his perch behind the big plate glass window on a corner of the Watertown Square, Jim Amero keeps his eyes glued on Main Street.

There are few secrets that elude this czar of the Square. It’s a small world, but it’s been his world for the past 12½ years. His antique store is on Main Street. His house is on Main Street. He’s literally the community’s “Maine” man. 

Raised in Livermore Falls, Maine, Amero (pronounced Am-uh-ro) serves as Watertown’s unofficial ambassador of good will as well as official trail boss of the twice-a-year Watertown Mile Long Yard Sale.

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Column

Well, Tarnation with Concord and Fungible

By ANNE DONNELL

I’m not thinking about doing this, but I have wondered which is correct: “Tarring and feathering is…” or “Tarring and feathering are…”  This seems to be a terrible punishment.  Thanks for satisfying my curiosity.
-Local Reader

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Guest Column

On Downhill biking

By GEORGE ROBERTSON, M.D.

All the serious bikers laugh when I mentioned the term downhill biking. Everyone knows that when you go downhill you must eventually go back up again. But they haven’t been cycling with me.

I have found several good places to get around on two wheels that require very little effort. Usually we like level spots and there aren’t too many of them in Middle Tennessee.

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Letters to the Editor

U.S. makes mistakes, but is still the best

To the Editor:

This letter is in response to a recent letter to the editor from Robert Knowles.

While I appreciate Mr. Knowles’ right to express his opinion in your paper, I also feel compelled to respond to his ridiculous accusations against my country. For those who didn't read his letter the following is an attempt to briefly summarize his comments:

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General News

Celebrate Tennessee State Flag Day on April 17

By ANN TOPLOVICH
Special to The Wilson Post

The Tennessee State Flag with its three stars is one of the most recognized symbols of the State of Tennessee. April 17 is State Flag Day, marking the date that the Tennessee General Assembly adopted the flag in 1905.

Capt. LeRoy Reeves of Johnson City designed the Tennessee flag. As he explained his design, “The three stars are of pure white, representing the three grand divisions of the state. They are bound together by the endless circle of the blue field, the symbol being three bound together in one -- an indissoluble trinity.” Reeves rotated the stars so that no Grand Division – East, Middle, or West – would ever dominate over another.

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CU names winners of 14th Annual Student Art Competition

Lennear takes Best of Show for mixed-media drawing

Cumberland University School of Music & the Arts recently announced the winners of the 14th Annual FOCUS Student Art Competition during a reception in the Adams Gallery of the June & Bill Heydel Fine Arts Center.

CU freshman Tori Lennear, of Lebanon, claimed the Best of Show award for her mixed-media drawing, “Inside Myself.” Rome, Ga. native Brent Culbreth, a senior at CU, took second place honors for his mixed-media painting, “Walls Between.” Shauna Holman, also a senior, claimed third prize for her digital photograph, “Bella.” Holman is a native of Donelson.

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Cutting costs leads talks

By CONNIE ESH
The Wilson Post

Cutting costs, including the possibility of only offering food in vending machines at the Jimmy Floyd Family Center this summer, was the theme of a Lebanon City Council work session Monday night.

Most of the discussion involved which departments would need temporary help before the new budget is in place for fiscal year 2009-2010.

Both Ward 6 Councilor Kathy Warmath and Ward 1 Councilor Alex Buhler agreed that it would have been helpful to have an organizational chart from Human Resources available to decide if some employees could be shifted between departments for a short term solution to the limited funds available.

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Teacher of Year banquet is Friday

28 FINALISTS HONORED AT BAIRD CHAPEL

LEBANON -- A new Wilson County Teacher of the Year will be named Friday night at the 11th annual Teacher of the Year Banquet and Ceremony at Cumberland University's Baird Chapel.

The Teacher of the Year program began almost 14 years ago under the direction of W.P. Bone III, owner of Wilson County Chevrolet-Buick, and Bob McDonald, president of CedarStone Bank.

Each school elects its own "teacher of the year" from its faculty; nominees are chosen by their peers. Those 28 teachers then complete self-evaluation packets, providing the information for the final judging. Past winners of the award meet with those nominees and go over the criteria processing materials, which proves to be a great learning experience for all those involved.

An anonymous panel of Cumberland University faculty members then selects the Wilson County Teacher of the Year.

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