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John Sloan - Outdoors

It goes good w/ chocolate milk

By JOHN L. SLOAN / bowriter1944john@aol.com
We were a little late getting to the dock because we had to stop in Hendersonville for donuts and chocolate milk. It didnt matter. The fish were waiting.

I can still hear her first squeal, I got one daddy, I got one. Her blonde ponytail bobbed and she almost reeled the fish right through the end of the rod.

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Ask Ken Beck

Only three have stood in for Dick Tracy

Dear Ken: How many actors have played G-man Dick Tracy in the movies?

Since Chester Gould debuted his comic strip in 1931, only three actors have portrayed Tracy in film. Ralph Byrd portrayed the police detective in four serials starting in 1937, in two movies in the 1940s and in a 1950-1951 TV series. Ralph Conway played Tracy in two 1940s flicks, and Warren Beatty played the flatfoot in a 1990 film. There is talk a new Tracy flick may be coming in a couple of years.

Dear Ken: What has happened to Stephen Collins, who played Rev. Eric Camden on 7th Heaven?

Collins, 64, a native of Des Moines, Iowa, plays Dr. Dayton King on the ABC sitcom No Ordinary Family and earlier this year appeared in The Three Stooges feature film. A rock n roll musician before he became an actor, he has released a couple of albums, including The Hits of Rick Nelson. Among the names of the bands he played with are Tambourine Charlie & The Four Flat Tires, The Naugahyde Revolution, The Flower & Vegetable Show, The Housemen, The Mustangs and The Trolls. He also has written a suspense thriller titled Double Exposure.

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Wilson Living

Infidelity

By BECKY ANDREWS
Wilson Living Magazine

Ive been cheating on Angel. And by cheating, I mean working on call for a Nashville news station. From the beginning, she thought it was a bad idea.

Where is the station?

Nashville.

As in Davidson County? Can you work from home?

No. I cant work from home. Itll be okay. Ill train and if I cant break away from work here, I dont have to go in.

When the training started, so did the complaining...from my husband and Angel. For two people who dont like to text, I received more typed messages from them than that of two 13-year-olds.

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General Lifestyle

These not-so-little piggies go to market

Wedge Oak Farm makes a treaty with their hogs

{phocagallery view=category|categoryid=73|imageid=504|displayname=0|float=left}By KEN BECK
The Wilson Post

Woo, woo, woo! Here pigs! hollers Karen Overton. Its feeding time at Wedge Oak Farm.

In a matter of seconds, a small herd of pigs come trippy-trotting along eager for lunch. Todays menu features overripe produce like tomatoes, lettuce and water melons.

We like pigs. Were pro pig, said Overton, who lives on the family century farm about 4 miles south of Lebanon.

These pigs are no ordinary pigs, and Overton, along with her mother Anne and partner Brian Ferrell, are no ordinary hog farmers.

These snorting, curly-haired swine are Mangalitsas, a Hungarian lard-type breed, which are raised no where else in Tennessee. A fattier pig than most, the Mangalitsa delivers a unique flavor, according to chefs.

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Our Feathered Friends

Our Feathered Friends - Aug. 15

{phocagallery view=category|categoryid=20|imageid=499|displayname=0|float=left}By RAY POPE

With baseball season on the wane, its time to get interested in a little football here in Wilson County. Before you know it, the nights will get a little cooler and the stadium lights will shine brightly, inducing flying insects to bathe in the bright glow of the artificial sunshine. That is the time for one of the members of the Goatsucker family to take flight, almost like the saying, "strike while the iron is hot." Dinner is in the air, just waiting to be eaten.

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Guest Column

In the dreaded spelling cavern and older than dirt

By ANNE DONNELL

My granddaughter just asked me why she had to learn the rule about i before e, except after c. As I was trying to answer her she pointed to the word Science on her science folder. Please help me out on this as I told her I would get in touch with you and ask. Thank you. -Granny in a Quandary

Bright granddaughter! U.S. Presidential timber, Id say; Ill have to last until shes 35. U.S. Constitution says this (not that I have to last, but that she must be at least 35 to be President of the United States). And, a person must be at least 35 to be Vice President, 30 to be a Senator, or 25 to be a Representative. Article 1 (legislative branch), Article 2 (executive branch).

About the i before e: lets say, throwing logic to the winds, the exception proves the rule. I dont remember any form of geometry letting anyone get by with that.

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Message for Margot

By TARA SHAVER
AARP Community Outreach Director

Dont you think its appropriate that the first National Volunteer Director for AARP comes from the Volunteer State?

Margot Seay, a Kingsport resident who has served as AARP Tennessees state president for the past six years, will spend the next two years traveling the country in her new role providing advice and leadership for the Office of Volunteerism and Service.

Although AARP Tennessees staff and volunteers will greatly miss Margots counsel, energy and passion, we are excited to share her with the rest of the nation. However, her departure leaves a huge hole for our team and for nearly 670,000 AARP members in this state. And we want to begin filling it as soon as possible.

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General News

Daniels' fiddle to be raffled for Veterans Park

By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post

Wilson County Fair the County Veterans Services Office is holding a raffle to raise money for the Veterans Park and Museum at this years Wilson County Fair, offering an autographed fiddle from Charlie Daniels to the winner.

County Veterans Services Director Bernie Ash said the fiddle was donated to the cause by Daniels, who is a Mt. Juliet resident, and will help raise money for the park and museum planned adjacent to the County Courthouse at 228 E. Main Street.

Well be selling raffle tickets throughout the fair, Ash said. Raffle tickets will be $2 a piece, and Ash said a dozen could be purchased for $20.

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Hearing set for homicide suspect

By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post

A preliminary hearing is set for Tuesday, Aug. 28, for a Watertown man charged with Criminal Homicide, after which authorities expect evidence to be presented to the Wilson County grand jury.

Samuel Wayne Ramsey, 35, of 420 Armstrong Road in Watertown, remains in custody at the Wilson County Jail on $150,000 bond for the murder of Maurice Dobson at a bar outside the Mt. Juliet city limits on Central Pike just after midnight on Saturday, Aug. 11.

It was the District Attorneys decision to stick with the Criminal Homicide warrant we had, said Det. Jeff Johnson of the Wilson County Sheriffs Department.

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Payton officially wins by one vote in LSSD race

Johnie Payton is officially the winner in the race for a seat on the Lebanon Special School District Board of Education, defeating chairman Steve Jones by only one vote.

The Wilson County Election Commission certified results yesterday from the Aug. 2 County General and State Primary Election, making Payton's one-vote lead the official and final margin.

After all precincts reported in on Election Day, Payton had received 1,468 votes to Jones' 1,464 votes. When provisional ballots were counted by the Election Commission on Tuesday, Aug. 7, Jones picked up three votes, leaving only a one-vote margin in the race.

Administrator of Elections Phillip Warren said the candidates have five days to contest the election in Wilson County Chancery Court.Warren said the four basic outcomes to contesting the election include the election being declared void, a tie, or the Chancellor can declare a winner or require a recount.

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Petitions due Thursday for Nov. 6 election

By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post

Candidates for the Nov. 6 General and City Election must file their petitions with the Wilson County Election Commission by noon, Thursday, Aug. 16, to qualify for that election.

Local offices on the ballot for the Nov. 6 election include Lebanon City Council seats for Wards 1, 2 and 5; Lebanon, Mt. Juliet and Watertown City Mayors, Mt. Juliet City Commissioners for Districts 1 and 3, one at-large Watertown alderman and Wilson County Commission District 2.

As of Tuesday afternoon, many candidates have already filed their petitions for those positions.

Candidates who have picked up or filed petitions for Lebanon City Council are as follows, Lanny C. Jewell and Richard Rogers in Ward 1, Annette Stafford and Fred Burton in Ward 2, and Billy Weeks, Jim Mills, Robert Tick Bryan and Romel McMurry in Ward 5.

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Pink pumpkins on sale for Sherry's Run

By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post

Supporters of Sherrys Run will have a unique way to donate to the local charity this year and show that support by purchasing a special pink pumpkin at the Wilson County Fair.

Wilson Bank & Trust Loan Officer William Smith is heading up the new project to raise money for Sherrys Run. Smith said he found seeds for the Pink Pumpkin Project that will grow into pink pumpkins.

Smith said farmer Bobby Richerson is growing the pumpkins inEast Tennesseeafter Smith found the seeds for the Porcelean Baby pumpkin.

I found the seeds and hes growing them for us, Smith said. We only have a limited number because we werent sure how they would sell.

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General Sports

Game on! Wilson Central will play at Gallatin on Friday

With the jamborees and scrimmages finally out of the way, its time for the real fun to begin as the 2012 high school football season cranks up Friday night. Five games involving all six Wilson County prep football teams are on tap including:

Lebanon at Mt. Juliet; Watertown High at Cannon County; Defending Class 2A state champion Friendship Christian at Donelson Christian; Mt. Juliet Christian at Community High in Bedford County; and Wilson Central at Gallatin High. All kickoffs are scheduled for 7 p.m.

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