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Telling Tales

Language Barrier
Something has happened over the past 15 years or so. My dad has developed his own language. Part of the blame goes to the influx of information and gadgetry that has saturated the country. He just can’t keep up. But, I must say he gives it a shot.
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Ask Ken Beck

Kristy McNichol fled limelight in the late 1990s
Dear Ken: What has become of Kristy McNichol, who played Buddy Lawrence on the 1970s TV drama “Family”?
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Mature Lifestyles

Grill Up a Great Fathers Day

Make Dad’s menu special with fresh, seasonal flavors

Moms and kids can make Father’s Day exciting this year by making Dad some great tasting treats from the heart. Not only will it keep spending in check, the results will taste delicious and kids will have fun being part of the action.

Start by serving Dad breakfast in bed. Try a Kiwifruit Potassium Power Smoothie, an all-natural smoothie that is a meal in itself. Kids can personalize the breakfast by peeling and cutting kiwifruit into stars, hearts and other fun shapes to add to the smoothie. (Kiwifruit shapes can also top pancakes or cereal.)

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Hormone Therapy for Women: Neither All Good Nor All Bad

When it comes to hormone therapy, the pendulum continues to swing. It’s not swinging to all good or all bad as it has seemed to in the past. Its role in women’s health is somewhere in the middle, according to a Special Report on Hormone Therapy, a supplement to the Mayo Clinic Women’s HealthSource.

The Special Report covers the history of this therapy, risks and benefits, current uses, hormone substitutes, alternative therapies and new directions in treatment and research.

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Mature Lifestyle plans Senior/Boomer Event: Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social

An Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social will be hosted by Mature Lifestyles, The Gallatin Newspaper and the Hendersonville Standard. The event will be a the Gallatin Civic Center. Admission is FREE.

 

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General Lifestyle

CU Alumni Association plans day trip to Tennessee Aquarium

Alumni and friends invited to fun-filled July 25 excursion

Cumberland University alumni, their families and friends of the university are invited to join the CU Alumni Association for an exciting day-trip to the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga on Saturday, July 25.

Justin Bradford, coordinator of alumni relations and annual giving, said the upcoming visit to the Tennessee Aquarium promises a day’s worth of fun, education, fellowship and new experiences.

“In the past, our alumni and friends have really enjoyed some of the day-trips we’ve organized. We take care of planning and travel arrangements so our alumni and friends can focus on fun and family,” Bradford said. “It’s an exciting time to visit the Tennessee Aquarium. They’ve recently opened their Ocean Journey exhibit, which features the Penguins’ Rock gallery. They’re also currently hosting a jellyfish exhibit, called ‘Jellies: Living Art.’”

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DeSotos Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor hosts Cruise-in at The Mill

Summertime brings out the desire in everyone for a great tasting old-fashioned ice cream. 

Include a stroll down memory lane, checking out classic and antique automobiles, and you will have, what many would call, the perfect summer day. 

DeSoto’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor is one of the newest clients at The Mill at Lebanon and they recently kicked off their “grand opening” with a “cruise-in” at the historic landmark.

Members of the Middle Tennessee Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA), located in Lebanon, participated in the cruise-in, along with members of various classic car clubs around the area. The activity included some great live music, door prizes and vehicle competition. Trophies were awarded for the best antique automobile, muscle car, classic car and motorcycle.

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Parkland Flea Market hopping these days

Weekend spot for the curious and cost-conscious draws a crowd for 32 years

By KEN BECK
Special to The Wilson Post

Parkland Flea Market proves to be a happening place on Saturdays and Sundays.

Depending on your point of view, Parkland could be a zoo, a dollar store, a roadside diner, an antique bazaar, a hardware store, a nursery or simply a jumbo curiosity shop.

It also presents an interesting venue for people watching.

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Column

Leaving Out a Few Sounds

 

By ANNE DONNELL

Is there a term to use when describing changes in words by leaving out sounds (letters)?  I mean like when someone says, “Washton” for “Washington.” 
 
-Word Puzzler

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Guest Column

A day in the clinic in the Philippines

By GEORGE ROBERTSON, M.D.

Tuesday I got up early for snorkeling again and saw angelfish, jellyfish and more coral that was not covered in green moss. The water was clear and not too cold for comfort even in the early morning.

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General News

Ash named interim principal at LHS

By JENNIFER HORTON
The Wilson Post

Longtime educator and administrator Nancy Ash has been named the interim principal at Lebanon High School for the 2009-2010 school year, replacing Clint Wilson who will be reassigned to another administrative position with Wilson County Schools.

The change at LHS was confirmed Tuesday by Wilson County Director of Schools Mike Davis.

“That’s correct,” he said of the change in personnel which was made on Monday.

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Home sales improve here

From Post staff reports

Home sales in Wilson County continue on the upswing with more transactions made in May, and the $8,000 tax credit may be helping, local real estate agents said.

“May numbers are continuing to show a rebound in our housing market in Wilson County,” said Realtor Amy Hamilton said. Hamilton represents the Eastern Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors.

Wilson County real estate agents closed on 125 homes in May compared to 108 in April. The median home price rose from $180,878 to $199,900, down only slightly from May 2008 when the median home price was $208,000 as well as in May of 2007 when it was $205,000.

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Response is 'awesome' to CU's West Wilson satellite campus program

By TOMI L. WILEY
Special to The Wilson Post

MT. JULIET -- Have the interest, they will come.

That’s the hope of Mt. Juliet officials and business leaders as Cumberland University announced recently an interest in building a nursing satellite program in Mt. Juliet.

Dr. Harvill Eaton, Cumberland president, said last week that he would like to have at least 25 students enrolled in order to begin a nursing program in Mt. Juliet.

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TN writer pours his South into his prose

William Gay sees decades of work translate into novels, films  

By KEN BECK
Special to The Wilson Post

One of the finest contemporary scribes of Southern fiction makes a rare appearance in Lebanon Friday evening.

William Gay, whose first novel, “The Long Home,” won the James A. Michener Memorial Prize in 1999, will read at Sherlock’s Books as part of the Tennessee Writers Alliance WordFest (call ahead for ticket availability).

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