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Telling Tales

Worry Wart
I sat at my desk recently and stared at the headlines coming in on the CNN website. “Unemployment rate soars in third quarter”, “Healthcare Crisis Looms over US”, “Professional Athlete victim of Murder/Suicide” and it went on and on. As much as the news of the day was seriously starting to affect my mood, I just couldn’t turn away. As if I didn’t already have enough to worry about, now I had to add the national debt, unemployment rates and swine flu to my list of problems to solve.
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Ask Ken Beck

Titanic movies always end the same way
Dear Ken: How many movies have been made about the “Titanic” disaster of 1912?
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General Lifestyle

Beekeepers tap into the sweet life

Lebanon’s Jim Murff finds honey bees a challenging delight  

By KEN BECK
Special to The Wilson Post

Several days a week during spring and summer, Jim Murff hops in his white Dodge pickup and makes a beeline to his apiary.

That’s the plot of ground where Murff keeps his beehives.

July may be beekeepers’ favorite month, because it’s this time of the year the hives are ripe to be robbed of that sweet and sticky liquid gold known as honey.

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Gaining confidence, help through wigs

When Margot John came to Lebanon in1999, she decided to open a wig shop mainly so cancer patients wouldn’t have to travel to buy a wig when they were already seriously ill.

W.I.G., her shop on West Main Street just south of the Square, has dozens of different colors and styles of wigs, of both synthetic and human hair.

The variety is important, not just because people have differing colors of hair to begin with, but also because wigs are for fun not just need, John said.W.I.G., which stands for “Work It Girl/Guy,” is more than a store, John added. She works at creating a friendly comfortable atmosphere and the privacy some of her customers need.

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Column

Add Hamlet to Your Breakfast Eggs

 

By ANNE DONNELL

 I liked your review of “Macbeth.” Thanks for doing that. I’m buttering you up because I’d like you to do more Shakespeare for us. How about “Hamlet”? “Romeo and Juliet”? “Julius Caesar”? All we old high schoolers want to revisit William Shakespeare (some would disagree).   Thanks again,
  -Real Shakespeare Fan

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Guest Column

Bring your stories about Frank Burns
By Senior Pastor L. GENE WISDOM
 
To the friends of G. Frank Burns, if you have not heard already, Frank passed away early on Tuesday, July 14. Though Frank had shown signs of getting better since returning from his recent hospital stay, over the past three weeks he had become progressively weaker, sleeping more, and not eating as well as he had previously.
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Letters to the Editor

Local eateries in quandary about gun laws

To the Editor:

As most may not be aware, as of Tuesday, July 14, anyone with a legally issued Tennessee handgun carry permit may carry their concealed handgun into a restaurant that serves alcohol, as long as they are not drinking.

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General News

Council considers, but does not pass, a reduction in force measure

By CONNIE ESH
The Wilson Post

Lebanon City Council considered on first reading an ordinance calling for a reduction in force of city employees at its regular meeting Tuesday night, then recessed until Monday, July 27, at 5 p.m. to finish discussing the matter.

The ordinance, as proposed, would eliminate 43 jobs. Upon passage on second and final reading, the ordinance requires that employees are to be notified that their positions are immediately abolished.

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Family dealer here adds Hyundai
For 82 years a Wilson County family has been selling Chevrolets and Buicks in Lebanon.
          
Tuesday that same family with roots in the car business here dating back to 1927 announced that it is broadening its franchise base and will now be the exclusive local dealer for Hyundai USA.
          
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Gun law still hot local issue

By BEN DUDLEY
The Wilson Post

Local elected officials are mixed in their opinions on whether to opt out of a new law passed by the Tennessee General Assembly this past session that allows handgun carry permit holders to bring concealed handguns to city and county parks.

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Hutto considers run for county mayor job

By SAM HATCHER
The Wilson Post

Another person has confirmed that he is considering a race for Wilson County mayor.

Randall Hutto, a longtime educator and currently assistant director of Lebanon Special School District, said Tuesday he is “seriously” considering placing his name in the hat for the 2010 ballot contest.

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Local church to hold annual school supply giveaway

By BEN DUDLEY
The Wilson Post

In 1996, Larry Locke, who was at that time the pulpit minister at what was College Street Church of Christ, took a group of deacons and elders and their wives to Memphis to check out the Highland Church of Christ and their different ministries.

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General Sports

5 earn preseason FB honors

By TOMMY BRYAN, sports editor

Five Wilson County football players have been named to the Star Physical Therapy Preseason All-State football teams in their respective classifications, according to Murphy Fair’s 2009 Tennessee High School Football publication.

Honorees include: On the 6A team, massive offensive lineman Cameron Clemmons from Wilson Central High. Clemmons, a senior, checks in at 6-7, 265 pounds.

Three players from Friendship Christian School were named on the 2A squad, including: Senior quarterback Lee Maasen. Playing with a torn tendon in his right elbow, Maasen stands 5-11, 185. Senior Parker Teeter (6-5, 185) was named to the team as a punter, but he hauled in four TD passes a year ago as a tightend. Offensive lineman Turner Haddock was the only junior from Wilson County recognized. Haddock checks in at 6-0, 235.

Rounding out the Wilson County representation is Watertown High senior defensive lineman Nick Lennox. Listed at 6-4, 235, and a game changer on defense, the senior is moving to tightend on offense this season.

Watertown’s preseason practice got off to a sour start Monday morning as returning All-Region linebacker Cody Christian suffered a broken collarbone.

"We were working on our run game and a defensive player was blocked into me," Christian said during Monday night’s 7-on-7 passing scrimmage vs. Wilson Central. "It was a freak thing. His helmet hit me right on the bone. You can see the imprint of his facemask."

Christian is contemplating a surgerical procedure that could get him back on the field as soon as four weeks. Without the surgery, he could be out for six weeks.

Wilson Central has addressed its’ game field problems by sodding the length of the field between the hash marks with 419 Bermuda.

"We really need some hot weather for the Bermuda to take off," Central head coach Traye Aric, "we won’t be able to get on it until our jamboree August 15. That will have given us 45 days for the sod to take root."

Watertown’s Robinson Family Stadium never looked brighter Monday night thanks to recently installed lights. Four banks of new lights rested atop sturdy metal poles.

Lebanon High’s annual Kickoff Classic is scheduled Friday, Aug. 14 at Nokes-Lasater Field.

Sponsored by the Blue Devil Football Foundation, the event opens at 6 p.m. as Red Boiling Springs takes on St. Andrews - Sewanee. Host Lebanon is set to scrimmage Clarksville Northwest at 7 p.m.

Admission is $5 per person with all proceeds going to the Football Foundation.

The Blue Devils open the 2009 regular season at home with a Week Zero contest (Aug. 21) against county and District 9AAA rival Wilson Central.

Mt. Juliet High will be accepting season ticket renewals the week of Monday - Friday, July 27-31 at the main office. Season ticket holders from the 2008 season who wish to renew may do so between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

First-time season ticket holders are welcome the week of Aug. 3-7, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Season tickets are available in both the upper and lower sections of new stadium, centered at the 50-yard line, and include a parking pass.

Mt. Juliet’s home schedule includes six home games this season, including the September 4 home-opener against District 9AAA rival Gallatin High.

The Golden Bears open the 2009 season Aug. 28 at Nashville McGavock.

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