Bicyclette Café and Wine is the premiere casual French country café in Wilson County. As you probably guessed, Bicyclette means “bicycle” in French. The inspiration for the name came from the bicycle route at Don Fox Park, near the previous location at the Mill in Lebanon. Today, Bicyclette Café and Wine calls Mt. Juliet home and another bicycle path is only steps away from the front doors.
By GEORGE ROBERTSON, M.D.
Spring is just around the corner. The daffodils don’t lie. They have been sticking their shoots above the frozen earth’s crust for two months, but now they seem to be making some progress growing. On the last sunny day even the honeybees were put but I didn’t expect to see them at the bird feeder. I guess it was the smell of the fermenting sunflower seeds that attracted them and since nothing else is blooming that’s about all they had to smell.
The snowdrops are blooming. They look like small versions of buttercups that have a tiny white flower that hangs down instead of being upright. And it may be my imagination but I think the goldfinches are getting a little more yellow in their feathers.
To the Editor:
This letter is long overdue. It should have been written years ago when the first non-Christian came against God’s word. Have we forgotten from whence we came and from where we are to spend eternity? Society, as a rule, behaves as if we do not have to answer to our Supreme Being. Not only do we answer to Him, but we also answer to all the laws of the land. The law actually began as a teacher on how we are to behave. How far we must have strayed to be behaving as if we answer to no one. It is sad how we as Christians have set the example for those around us. Well, as much repenting as I do, I can never erase the damage that has been done to our society.
To the Editor:
I recently had the experience of spending several days in the hospital at University Medical Center here in Lebanon.
I had a surgical procedure that by all accounts was not minor but instead generally regarded as rather serious. Before I digress, please understand that my health is good, very good today.
To the Editor:
I've been listening to and reading about the debate over term limits. If the measure sponsored by Ward 5 Lebanon City Councilor Haywood Barry passes, I feel like I will have lost another freedom that I now have -- the right to vote for the candidate of my choice.
I vote to keep people in office who I think are doing a good job. I vote to put people out of office when I feel they no longer have our best interests at heart. Elected officials need time to learn how the government works. Experience in public office is a valuable asset -- seasoned office holders can bring valuable experience to the table. Look at the issues facing the Council this past year during the budget. They had problems from previous years that culminated in this budget. Their knowledge of what had happened in previous budgets helped them make informed decisions. No, I didn't agree with all of them; however, I had faith in the people who made these decisions.
By KEN BECK
Special to The Wilson Post
J.T. Ellison’s favorite place to commit murder is Nashville.
No, she’s not a serial killer, but the Conductor, the villain in her latest crime thriller, The Cold Room, is.
Thus, the action in the fourth book of her homicide detective Taylor Jackson series opens with a grisly scene in a house on Love Circle, one of the first places that Ellison’s hubby took her when he introduced her to Music City in 1998.
Some of the world’s most talented songwriters will perform Saturday, Feb. 27 in the Second Annual Music at The Mill to benefit McClain Christian Academy.
The star-studded line up, hosted by country music superstar Gretchen Wilson, includes Even Stevens, Richie McDonald, Leslie Satcher, Paul Overstreet, Scotty Emerick, Alex Harvey, Richard Leigh, Casey Beathard, Michael Loudermilk, Rhean Boyer and local Keith Burns.
By ZACK OWENSBY
The Wilson Post
It was a bit of a reunion of old friends, but held at a different venue than usual.
The relationship started in 1977 after a devastating flood that crippled the community, often referred to as the poorest county in the state.
That was the first time Possumtown’s Jerry McFarland flew in by helicopter to help the residents of Hancock County. He met a young man by the name of Greg Marion by giving him errands to run for emergency supplies.
By ZACK OWENSBY
The Wilson Post
If you have a passion for weather and would like being involved in the fast-paced planning of emergency notification, the WEMA Weather Operations would love to have you volunteer.
When a severe storm is approaching, WEMA Weather Operations Leader Chris Andrews sends out calls to volunteers who respond to WEMA Headquarters on Oak Street in Lebanon.
KHS America, the provider and distributor of Jupiter wind instruments, Mapex drums, Majestic concert percussion and Altus flutes, announced plans today to relocate their corporate headquarters from Austin, Texas to Mt. Juliet.
With 61 total positions, the company will initially relocate 15 to 20 families and will create 54 new jobs at the 100,000-square-foot headquarters facility.
By ZACK OWENSBY
The Wilson Post
It’s called Nixle.
And it’s the newest addition to the weather notification system added to Wilson County Emergency Management Agency’s capabilities.
“Although we won’t be able to reach everybody, (Nixle) has a lot of potential,” said WEMA Director John Jewell.
MT. JULIET -- Mt. Juliet High's 6-5 senior Teraes Clemmons has committed to play basketball at Northwest Florida State College in Fort Walton, FL.
The high-scoring swingman is averaging 22.3 points per game has helped lead the Golden Bears to a record of 22-7 on the season and a berth in the region 5AAA tournament.
Coached by former MTSU head coach Bruce Stewart, Northwest Florida (25-3) is currently ranked No. 5 in the National Junior College Athletic Association and is considered one of the top juco progams in the county.
Now in his 13th season at NWF, Stewart has compiled a record of 313-80, is the winningest coach in school history and was earlier this week named the Panhandle Conference Coach of the Year.
WATERTOWN -- Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, February 25 at the Hunter FUneral Home for Mrs. Batey, 67, of Watertown. Born in DeKalb County, the homemaker died Feb. 23, 2010.
Services were conducted by Brother Roger Grisham with burial at the Hillview Cemetery. Survivors include: her husband of 51 years Billy Anderson Batey, mother Martha Jenningg, brother Larry (Cassie) Bain and children: Billy (Tracy) Batey, Dean (Cindee) Batey, Joe Batey and Sissy (Jimmy) Cozart.
Also surviving are grandchildren Kezney, Kaitlin, Danielle, Brandy, Josh and Zachary Batey, Jan Cozart and Heather Johnson.; great grandchildren Natalie, Logan, Swanson, Kenya, Jordan and Carley Batey; along with special nieces Janet Presley, Melanie Young and other nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Batey is preceded in death by her father Ova Jay Bain, sister Linda Parrish and brother Roy Dale Bain.
The family wishes to thank Odyssey Hospice for their care. Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
LEBANON -- Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Febuary 27 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mr. Murphy, 70, of Lebanon.
He attended Landmark Pentecostal Church, loved antique cars, and was an artist. Mr. Murphy died Feb. 23, 2010. The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon from 4-8 p.m. Friday and for one hour prior to service on Saturday.
Services will be conducted by Brother Val Johnson. Interment will follow at the Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include: daughter Karen (Craig) Rogers of Lebanon; son David Murphy Jr. of Florida; siblings Donald (Linda) Murphy of Texas, Patricia (Ron) Sager of Alabama and Susan (Sidney) Dalton of Ohio; grandchildren Noah Murphy and Elizabeth Rogers; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by parents Thomas and Dorothy Law Murphy and niece Bonnie Palmer.
Pallbearers: Ron Sager, Sidney Dalton, Tony Gutierrez, Pablo Gutierrez, Jacob Johnson and Ron Shupp.
The family extends special thanks to Hartsville Convalescent Center. Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, 313 W. Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon.
MT. JULIET -- Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, February 28 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Mrs. Klein, 84, of Mt. Juliet. Formerly of Chicago, IL, she passed away Feb. 23, 2010.
Visitation with the family will be Saturday 3-8 pm and Sunday from 12 Noon until time of service. Interment will follow the service at the Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.
Beloved survivors include: children Linda (Palmer) Smith, Orville (Arlene) Garrett and Debra (Henry) Chrusciel; sister Mary Lou (Carl) Spiller; grandchildren Buddy (Rita) Saylor, Myrna Alfich, Wendy (Todd) Hudson, Jeffrey (Kelly) Chrusciel and Russell (Karna) Chrusciel; step-grandson Joe Wooldridge; great-grandchildren Linda (Jason) Pawlik, Christy Saylor, Buddy Saylor, Jr., Christina Alagna, Nick Alfich, Melanie Alfich, Brandon (Lisa) Saylor, Emma Chrusciel, Annika Chrusciel, Sadie Chrusciel, Lucy Chrusciel, Madison Chrusciel, Kyle Chrusciel and Ryan Chrusciel; great great-grandchildren Preston Saylor and Keira Pawlik; along with several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Klein is preceded in death by husband Bernard Klein; siblings Catherine Hapl and Edward Cox; and grandson Kenny Saylor. Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.
LEBANON -- Funeral services will be conducted 3 p.m. Saturday, February 27 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mrs. Jones, 86, of Lebanon. Born in Union County to the late Douglas and Sarah McCarty McNeely, she died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010, at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro.
She was an apartment manager for many years and a member of the Oakland Baptist Church in Sweetwater. The family will receive friends Saturday 1-3 p.m. Services will be conducted by Bro. Bob Curtis, Entombment will be in the Wilson County Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.
Survivors include: children Sheila Wood of Seneca, SC; Sharon Moore of Cleveland; Sandra (Armando) Trujillo of Loxahatchee, FL; John (Gayle) Jones, Jr. of Birmingham, AL; Jim (Pam) Jones of Lebanon and Selena (Bob) Cunningham of Murfreesboro. Also surviving are sisters Ruby McNeely of Knoxville and Grace (Gene) Krumnacher of Loudon; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years John Harvey Jones, Sr. Pallbearers: Mark Wood, Jason Jackson, Ryan Jones, Kyle Jones, Jason Cline, Chris Aytes and Matt Norton. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
MT. JULIET -- Memorial services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Saturday February 27, 2010 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mrs. Toy, 34, of Mt. Juliet. She died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010.
Visitation will be 12-2 p.m. Saturday at Bond Memorial Chapel. Services will be conducted by Minister Darrell Blankenship.
Survivors include: husband Bill Toy and sons Josh Toy, Billy Toy and Corey Walden -- all of Mt. Juliet.
Also surviving is mother Karen Zamrock of Ft. Eustis, VA; father David (Pat) Wahl of Anniston, AL and brothersDavid Wahl of Ft. Eustis, VA and Keith Wahl of Anniston, AL.
Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, 38105-1942. Bond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
It was a bad day. A long week at work, argument with my husband about household chores (This one NEVER gets old!), silent treatment from my 10-year-old because I said no to a sleepover (He asked me right in front of the kid! That’s a no-no in this house), and to top it all off I had managed to gain 3 pounds thanks in part to the mood calming ingredients in Dunkin’ Donuts. I was thankful it was Friday. The weekends just seem a little easier when I can face it with family, even if we’re not speaking or arguing.
This Friday morning rush seemed especially chaotic. I had too much to do and was feeling sorry for myself. I loaded the kids in the car and started the approach to school and business meetings. When the side door to the mini van opened my youngest, as always said,
By KENNY MARTIN
Economic and Community Development
Director, City Liaison, Mt. Juliet
The weather outside has been unpredictable to say the least. Think about it. Toward the end of January we had a tornado in Robertson County on Sunday and 60 degree temperatures in Middle Tennessee. By the following Friday we had 6 inches of snow and temperatures in the low teens. Saying the weather has been out of the ordinary and difficult would be putting it mildly. Not that I don’t like snow. I truly like snow; I just don’t like some of the issues and outcomes often caused when we get too much of it. The wrecks, damage to roads and other associated costs really add up.
NORENE -- Funeral services have been scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, at the Fall Creek Baptist Church for Mr. Beadle, 83, of the Norene Community. The son of the late H.S. and Mattie Lou Jones Beadle, Mr. Beadle died Feb. 21, 2010.
A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was former owner of Shannon Electric Co. in Nashville and past president of the Nashville Electric Contractors Assoc.
Visitation 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown and 2 p.m. until service time Wednesday at the church.
Services will be conducted by Rev. Carl Price, Rev. Greg Bell, Rev. Billy Trice, Rev. Mike Shelby and Rev. Dan Dozier. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Norene.
Survivors include: his devoted wife of 61 years Hannah Corinne Stroud Beadle; children Bob (Lynn) Beadle of Norene and Connie (Tony) Odeneal of Loretto; grandchildren Stacie Odeneal, K.C. (Amanda) Odeneal, Kristen and Jennifer Beadle; great grandchild Bree Odeneal; niece Diane Beadle Laws and several cousins.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law Howell and Erline Beadle.
Active pallbearers: Wayne Hardy, Bennie Frank Wilson, Roger Rust, Pete Curtis, James Evans, Terry McPeak, Harold Edwards and Brian McCall. Honorary: Ken Beadle, Johnny Woosley, Shannon and Allen Moser, Richard Jones and Fall Creek Sunday School Class No. 4.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fairview Cemetery, the Norene Community Center or Fall Creek Baptist Church Stain Glass Fund. Memorials may be made c/o of the Hunter Funeral Home, Watertown.
LEBANON -- A memorial service was held Monday evening, February 22 at the Partlow Chapel for Ms. Jenkins, 79, of Lebanon. A member of the College Hills Church of Christ, she died Thursday, Feb. 18 at The Pavilion.
Formerly employed as a secretary with WSM Radio, Harvey’s Department Store and Precision Rubber, she was the daughter of the late Henry Clay and Emily Loudermilk Jenkins.
Services were conducted by Dr. Larry Locke.
Survivors include: daughter Treva (Lynn) Bogle; sister Evelyn Halsey; grandchildren Brooke (Brady) Palmer and Clay (Brett) Rozell; great grandchildren Clay Alden Palmer, Adyson Palmer, Watson Palmer, Linden Palmer and Barrett Rozell; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sister Mary Frances Patterson.
Honorary pallbearers: John Ash, Scott Halsey, Eddie Jennings, Bob West, residents and employees of The Pavilion.
The family request contributions be made to The Pavilion Facility Activities Fund, 1406 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, 37087. Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel, Lebanon.
LEBANON – Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon, February 23 at the Sellars Funeral Home for Mrs. Brewington, 73, of Lebanon. A homemaker and the daughter of the late Frank and Bessie Spears Barnes, she died Feb. 20, 2010.
Services were conducted by Brother Danny Sellars. Interment was in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Family and friends served as pallbearers. Survivors include husband Ed Brewington; children Susie Jared, Debbie Brown and Marvin Cook Jr.; step-children Tricia Ann Adams, Wayne Brewington and Ronnie Brewington; brother Sammy Moats; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by son Junior Brewington, step-son Lowe Brewington and brother Bobby Moats. Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.
LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, February 23 at the JC Hellum Funeral Home for Ms. Hawkins, 70. Born July 9, 1939, she died Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, at Sumner Regional Medical Center. Ms. Hawkins was a former educator with the Wilson County School System.
Pastor Charles Cowan, eulogist. Burial, Greenlawn Cemetery, Old Hickory, TN.
Survivors include: husband Linwood Hawkins, Sr.; siblings Patsy Hurd, Henry Davis and Cathy Hancock; children Deborah, Dale, Melody, Artenchis, Linette H. Jackson and Linwood Hawkins, Jr.; 14 grandchildren; a great grandchild; brother-in-law Kenneth James; father-in-law Mizell Hawkins; numerous nieces, nephews along with other relatives and friends.
Memorial donations are requested in memory of Mary Wainwright Hawkins to: Alzheimer's Assoc., 4205 Hillsboro Pike, Suite 216, Nashville, 37215. Funeral service in the care of JC Hellum Funeral Home 107 Stokes St., Lebanon.
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